Tuesday, April 2

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Al Qaeda Wants Africa

A war travelogue through Mali alongside French troops as a “place just like Afghanistan” descends into chaos.

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Interview: Renata Adler

“I never attacked anyone weak. Only bullies, secure in their courts, bureacracies, fifedoms.”

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Garrett Holeve, an MMA Fighter With Down Syndrome, Is on His Way to Changing the Sport

“At the gym, he’s not Garrett Holeve, the guy with Down syndrome. He’s G-Money, an up-and-coming fighter with big ambitions.”

Monday, April 1

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Fog Count

What prison does to a man.

2013 National Magazine Awards Finalists

2013 National Magazine Awards Finalists

Feature Writing, Reporting, Essays and Criticism, Public Interest — a full list of the nominees announced today.

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The Bad-Boy Brand

The past, present, and increasingly optimistic future of Vice.

Sunday, March 31

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A King with No Country

The King of Rwanda is 76 years old, 7 feet 2 inches tall, and lives on public assistance in a small apartment in Virginia.

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The Cash-Strapped King of the Nerds Plots a Comeback

On Aint It Cool News’ Harry Knowles, who built an influential empire on insider movie news while wheelchair-bound and at one point weighing over 500 pounds, then lost it all.

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Cruel and Unusual Punishment

On California’s three strikes laws.

Saturday, March 30

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How to Be a Stuffed Animal

The history and meaning of taxidermy in American museums.

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How Life of Spy Ben Zygier Unravelled

How a Mossad agent’s desperate bid to jumpstart his career led to the exposure of two top Hezbollah plants.

Friday, March 29

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The King of Oontz Oontz Oontz

A week with Avicii, the world’s hottest DJ.