Traveling with a sex tourist to the Uzbek city of Tashkent. Excerpted from the forthcoming book If It's Monday It Must Be Madurai.
Tuesday, October 15
The bumpy ride from St. Petersburg and Moscow, through a Russia slipping back into the 19th century.
Monday, October 14
A day after William Faulkner’s funeral and a few weeks before James Meredith became the first African-American student to register at the University of Mississipi, the author arrived in Oxford to cover the Dixie National Baton Twirling Institute.
Daisy Coleman, new to town and a cheerleader, was 14. Matthew Barnett, a 17-year-old football player and the grandson of a longtime politician, was 17. The evidence pointed overwhelmingly toward rape. There was even a video. Yet the charges were dropped. Then the people of Maryville, Missouri, set about running the Colemans out of town.
Sunday, October 13
Meet Ladar Levison, Edward Snowden’s email provider.
Filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón and his four years of production on Gravity.
Saturday, October 12
“She taught me the tricks of trimming. She taught me to smile when my back ached. She taught me some Bengali words. Sab bhalo. It is all okay.”
Friday, October 11
What happened to “one of maybe 20 girls who became famous in the mid-’00s for posting photos of themselves on image boards.”
What it’s like to work for, compete against, and find out you’re the biological father of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. An excerpt from The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon.