Monday, August 4


The Prosecutor and the Snitch

In 2004, Cameron Todd Willingham was executed for starting a fire that killed his three daughters. The case hinged on the testimony of a jailhouse informant named Johnny E. Webb. Today, Webb says he lied.

Previously: "Trial By Fire," David Grann's 2009 article on the Willingham case.


Putin Dreams of Empire

What U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul has seen in Russia since he arrived two and a half years ago.

Sunday, August 3


Corporate Cats Still Suck

A profile of celebrity cat Lil BUB and the man who was contemplating bankruptcy before he found her.


An Interview with the President

Barack Obama on Africa, Putin and the gap between what CEOs tell him over lunch and what they tell their lobbyists.

Saturday, August 2


The Hit Man’s Tale

How an honors student became a hired killer.


Fiction Pick of the Week: "Haida's Story"

An excerpt from Murakami's forthcoming novel, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage.

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The Race to Stop Africa’s Elephant Poachers

Hunting people who hunt elephants.

Friday, August 1


The Ambush at Sheridan Springs

How Gary Gygax, a semi-employed shoe repairman, built and lost the Dungeons & Dragons empire.


The Girl in the Window

A profoundly neglected 6-year-old gets a new home.


The Social Laboratory

On Singapore’s attempt to create a more harmonious society using mass surveillance and data analysis.


Thursday, July 31


Dr. Matthew's Passion

A profile of a doctor fighting Ebola in Uganda.