Wednesday, June 27

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John MacNeil was convicted by the state of Massachusetts of second-degree murder. He was given a life sentence. He escaped. He was caught. Through an incredible feat of jailhouse lawyering, he somehow got himself paroled and exiled to Canada. Then he came home.

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A profile of the screenwriter in the aftermath of a personal meltdown and a national tragedy.
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What would drive a man to stand outside the Vatican embassy nearly every day for 14 years?

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The curious case of SpongeBob SquarePants illustrator Todd White, three ninjas, and an art caper.

Tuesday, June 26

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Nora Ephron on adolescence.

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A profile of Larry King at the height of his fame and on the heels of his sixth divorce.

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With the exception of the imperial offspring of the Ming dynasty and the dauphins of pre-Revolutionary France, contemporary American kids may represent the most indulged young people in the history of the world.
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Wikipedia entry for “Traction Park,” central New Jersey’s most dangerous mid-1980’s amusement park.

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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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