Tuesday, June 26

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“Over the past century, coaches have used intuition and discipline to vastly improve athletic performance. Now scientists are taking the last step, helping athletes approach perfection.”

Monday, June 25

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Crime, drugs, and politics in Guadalajara.

Sunday, June 24

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In a Plano bowling alley one night, Bill Fong came so close to perfection that it nearly killed him.

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A look at Apple stores, where jobs are high stress, with low pay and little opportunity for advancement.

Saturday, June 23

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A self-conscious celebrity profile.

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Remembering George Plimpton’s old-fashioned style.

Above all, he was a gentleman, one of the last—a figure so archaic, it could be easily mistaken for something else. No, my father’s voice was not an act, something chosen or practiced in front of mirrors: he came from a different world, where people talked differently, and about different things; where certain things were discussed, and certain things were not—and his voice simply reflected this.

Friday, June 22

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A profile of Doc Johnson, “the Procter & Gamble of sex toys.”

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An early investigation into Jim Jones’ cult.

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On caring for a bipolar parent amidst a broken mental health care system.