Tuesday, May 20

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Secrets of the Stacks

How CREW and MUSTIE decide what books stay in a library's circulation.

Excerpted from The Shelf.

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Animal Magnetism

Why humans love to watch other creatures.

Monday, May 19

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Inside the US Government's War on Tech Support Scammers

The fall of PCCare247, an Indian company in the business of selling fixes to problems that didn’t exist.

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The Longform Guide to Commencement Addresses

David Foster Wallace, Sheryl Sandberg, Jon Stewart — a collection of classic graduation speeches.

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The Professor and the Love Slave

The disturbing double life of a popular English teacher.

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Rogue Element

How an anti-government militia grew on a U.S. Army base.

Sunday, May 18

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Making Up Hollywood

The story of Max Factor, a Polish immigrant who revoltuionized Hollywood cosmetics starting in the 1920s, and his “Beauty Calibrator” machine.

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The Dogs of War

On America’s combat canines and their handlers.

Saturday, May 17

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "More or Less"

Tensions eat away at a relationship between a musician and his girlfriend.

For a daily short story recommendation from our editors, try Longform Fiction or follow @longformfiction on Twitter.

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The Comfort Zone

Growing up with Charlie Brown.