On the lonely life of a for-profit pageant queen.
Wednesday, July 10
Brendan I. Koerner is a contributing editor at Wired and the author of The Skies Belong to Us.
"It was this big review in The New York Times and I was terrified that it was going to say something awful about the book or about me as a writer. And my son said to me — he's 5, I should say — "If it's bad, you won't die." That's a good point, you know? So I always think of that when I pick up a new review and take that risk of someone slamming something that I've genuinely poured my heart and soul into. You'll live to fight another day."
How Gaby Hoffman, who had roles in Field of Dreams, Uncle Buck and Sleepless in Seattle, survived child stardom.
Tuesday, July 9
On the dangerous state of U.K. banks—“an existential threat to British democracy, a more serious one than terrorism, either external or internal”—and how it can be fixed.
The story of Melissa Barthelemy, a prostitute killed in a string of murders on Long Island in December 2010.
Monday, July 8
On the militarization of America’s police forces.
The story of the attack that killed U.S. ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, told from the persepctive of the security agents there to protect him.
Riding along on the Lunch Express.