Saturday, March 29


He Remade Our World

Dick Cheney and the political history of warrantless surveillance.


Why Can’t I See You?

On the experience of having a stroke.

Friday, March 28


To Live and Die in America

The murder of an Iranian band in Brooklyn by one of their own.

Previously: Nancy Jo Sales on the Longform Podcast.


His Own Path

Race and major league pitcher Chris Archer.


The Interpreters We Left Behind

The fight to grant asylum to the translators who worked—and sometimes fought—alongside U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Thursday, March 27


The Murders at the Lake

In the summer of 1982, three Waco teenagers were savagely murdered for no apparent reason. Four men were ultimately charged with the crime. One was executed, two others were given life sentences, and a fourth was sent to death row only to be released after six years. They all may have been innocent.


Reston On His Laurels

James Reston’s problematic proximity to the powerful.


How John Updike Turned Everything in His Life to His Advantage in Fiction

A local reporter set out to profile the celebrated writer. He ended up lampooned in The New Yorker.

Excerpted from Updike.


The Hugo Problem

The downfall of Hugo Schwyzer, feminist.

The 2014 National Magazine Awards Finalists

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

Previously: Our picks for the best of 2013.