Sunday, March 23


For Jared Remy, Leniency Was the Rule Until One Lethal Night

The son of a Red Sox legend, his trail of violent attacks runs back to his teen years. So does the line of judges who somehow saw fit, time and again, to give him one more chance. Now he’s on trial for murder.


Flying Upside Down

An engineering team races to create a next-generation computer.

The first installment of The Soul of a New Machine.

Saturday, March 22


'On Va Tuer Les Demons' ('We Will Kill the Demons')

On children accused of sorcery in Congo.


Pixel and Dimed

On (not) getting by in the gig economy.


Fiction Pick of the Week: "Birthday Cake"

A forgotten birthday cake sets off a chain of unexpected events.

For a daily short story recommendation from our editors, check Longform Fiction or follow @longformfiction on Twitter.


The Man Who Loves To Hate

On Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps, who died this week.

Friday, March 21


To Russia With Love

"For 20 beautiful years, my homeland was open and (kind of) free. Now, I fear, it’s closing back up."

Previously: Keith Gessen on the Longform Podcast.


Animal Instinct

How a group of vigilante cat-lovers seeking the hooded figure who suffocated a kitten in an internet video found a sadistic killer.


The Overprotected Kid

At a playground in North Wales, kids are mostly left alone to experiment with fire, jump from great heights and play in a creek. It’s designed to teach the value of taking risks, a lesson many American children have stopped learning.

Thursday, March 20


Wu-Tang, Atomically

How the group’s 10 members live today.


The Inside Story of a Murderous Con Man

The author on how he was conned by Christian Gerhartsreiter, aka "Clark Rockefeller."

Excerpted from Blood Will Out.