William S. Burroughs interviews David Bowie on the Ziggy Stardust mythology.
Saturday, May 18
Friday, May 17
The persistent, tragic behavior of professional athletes.
Caterpillar’s CEO made $22 million last year. Some of his employees are on food stamps.
Thursday, May 16
How the case of a poisoned college student in China, cold for 18 years, has suddenly turned into “what may be the largest amateur online manhunt in history.”
A profile of Costa Rica’s most famous bull, who is responsible for two riders’ deaths and a brand of craft beer.
An investigation into widespread criminal fraud at a generic drug company.
Wednesday, May 15
Jonathan Shainin is senior editor at The Caravan in Delhi.
"Working in an environment that's foreign, where you have to kind of think through a lot of things from the ground up ... I find it to be really stimulating to have to interrogate the assumptions that you have as an editor about what's interesting and what's not interesting, what's a good story and what's a bad story, what's the story that's been done a million times already. When you get out of a place that is your place, you have to kind of think through some things in a fresh way. And that can be really productive."
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