Iranian operative Qassem Suleimani has been reshaping the Middle East for 15 years. Now he’s directing Bashar al-Assad’s war in Syria.
Monday, September 23
Sunday, September 22
The lost dream of Korleone Young, a high school basketball star who skipped college and flamed out after only one NBA season.
Saturday, September 21
How Norman Mailer and other writers wanted to go out.
On the best teacher the writer ever had.
Friday, September 20
During the last decade, more than 1,500 Americans died after accidentally taking too much of a drug renowned for its safety: acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol.
“It’s just like putting gas in a car that don’t have no motor.”
Thursday, September 19
A voting rights march, from Selma to the statehouse in Montgomery, Alabama.
This week’s sponsor is Pitt Writers, the fantastic, digitally focused MFA program at the University of Pittsburgh. A longtime partner of ours, Pitt Writers is now accepting applications for 2014. Here’s what you’ll get during your three years:
• World-class instruction and individual attention from award-winning writers of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, including Jeanne Marie Laskas of GQ
• Opportunity to pitch book and story ideas to literary agents and editors in New York
• Classes in digital media
• A chance to intern with Longform
• Funding packages of up to $16,700 available