Monday, June 16


Where a Pyramid Scheme Seems Very Far Away

Inside the collapse of TelexFree, an alleged $1 billion pyramid scheme that duped investors worldwide.


The Disruption Machine

What the gospel of innovation gets wrong.

Sunday, June 15


My Father’s Fashion Tips

The writer on his father's religious devotion to personal style. Among the maxims: "the turtleneck is the most flattering thing a man can wear"; "there is nothing like a fresh burn"; and "always wear white to the face."

Previously: The Longform Guide to Fathers.


"There Is Going to Be a Destruction ... the Obliteration of a Person"

A wife’s notes on her husband’s last months.

Excerpted from The Iceberg.


A Portrait of Europe’s White Working Class

What the neighborhood of Higher Blackley in Manchester says about “one of the least understood and most discriminated-against groups in society.”

Saturday, June 14


Lost in the Waves

Swept out to sea by a riptide, a father and his 12-year-old autistic son struggle to stay alive. As night falls, the dad comes to a devastating realization: If they remain together, they’ll drown together.


Fiction Pick of the Week: "Yesterday"

Kids consider changing their personalities and relationships.

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Can General Linder’s Special Operations Forces Stop the Next Terrorist Threat?

How America is trying to fight terrorism in Africa without doing any of the actual fighting.


The Day We Set the Colorado River Free

A flood-fueled adventure on a forgotten stretch of the Colorado.

Friday, June 13


Prisoner of Denver

“The case of Lisl Auman, who first wrote me from prison three years ago, is so rotten and wrong and shameful that I feel dirty just for knowing about it, and so should you.”


Should Two Children Be Imprisoned For Plotting To Kill Their Classmates?

How two boys, 10 and 11, were sentenced to years in a detention facility for a crime they didn’t get a chance to commit.


Life, After

Living without your left arm.