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.
Monday, May 26
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.
“Someone has sliced open soccer’s hourglass, and the sand has come pouring out on to the streets.”
Scott Catt was a single dad trying to make ends meet, so he started robbing banks. Then he needed accomplices, so he asked his kids.
Previously: The Longform Guide to Bank Heists.
Thursday, May 22
The fight over an alleged Israeli war crime.