An interview on craft.
Tuesday, February 12
“‘If there’s anything I can do to make your trip more enjoyable, let me know.” He walked away, then he strode back to Cree 15 seconds later and whispered, making eye contact, “Anything.’”
Monday, February 11
Investigating a former NFL star’s new business: renting professional athletes to their biggest fans.
On the late singer Judee Sill, the virtual cemetery site Find a Grave, and memorials in the age of the Twitter RIP.
“Fear is running rampant in the Curia, where the mood has rarely been this miserable. It’s as if someone had poked a stick into a beehive. Men wearing purple robes are rushing around, hectically monitoring correspondence. No one trusts anyone anymore, and some even hesitate to communicate by phone.”
How the Bounty, a busted-up replica built in 1960 for the film Mutiny on the Bounty, ended up 100 miles out to sea during the height of Hurricane Sandy.
A profile of the Navy Seal who killed Osama bin Laden and came home to a life in shambles.
Sunday, February 10
A profile of former Duke basketball star Jay Williams a decade after the motorcycle crash that ended his career.
How Singaporean mobster Tan Seet Eng, aka Dan Tan, and a global network of fixers influenced as many 680 soccer matches at the highest levels.
Saturday, February 9
The story of twelve men trapped in a West Virginia mine, as remembered by the lone survivor.
On Lucille Miller, who in San Bernadino in 1964 was convicted of burning her husband to death in his Volkswagen.