What led to the death of a 5-year-old boy, “the Everychild in the state system.”
Tuesday, May 27
The Chinese team heads to the home of elite running.
Monday, May 26
On a recent lawsuit over Stairway to Heaven and Led Zeppelin’s deep catalog of songs that were revealed to have been written by others.
Somaly Mam’s harrowing story of her own flight from sexual servitude and the stories of hundreds of girls she rescued from Cambodian brothels brought her fame and helped raise millions for her non-profit. Does it matter if none or few of the stories are true?
Sunday, May 25
But not for want of programmers trying.
When David Sneddon disappeared hiking around western China, officials chalked it up to a drowning. A decade later, it appears he had been kidnapped and taken to North Korea.
Saturday, May 24
Tom Cruise did not, in fact, jump up and down on Oprah’s couch.
Friday, May 23
Deep in the jungle, the tourists were targetted, but only the porters were hacked by the machetes. Was it a robbery? Or a deeper pattern of violence amongst ancient tribes?
On the urge to live in a house you can't afford, the "acceptable lust" of American life.
Previously: Michael Lewis on the Longform Podcast.