To his friends and family, Ross Ulbricht was a compassionate, warm soul known for random acts of kindness. To the F.B.I., he was Dread Pirate Roberts, the mastermind behind the Silk Road who was willing to order hits to protect his black market operation.
Sunday, January 19
A profile of Barack Obama as he turns toward the finish line.
Saturday, January 18
Twenty years after its premiere, the filmmakers and subjects look back at “the great American documentary.”
Friday, January 17
An unlikely bipartisan alliance attempts to get Yes into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
One man’s quest to have a healthy leg amputated.
“There is only one given: On the afternoon of August 16, a 22-year-old from Australia named Christopher Lane, who had come to America to go to college and play baseball, went out running and, without warning or knowing why, was shot to death in Duncan.”
On the legendary journalist and the book he never finished.
Thursday, January 16
What happened when 21-year-old Taiwan Smart became the target of both police and a reality TV show.
Wednesday, January 15
George Saunders has written for The New Yorker and GQ. His latest collection of short stories is Tenth of December.
"Maybe you would understand your artistry to be: put me anywhere. I'll find human beings, I'll find human interest, I'll find literature. And I guess you could argue the weirder, or maybe the less explored the place, the better."