How Republicans came to be the party of white people.
Sunday, February 10
How Singaporean mobster Tan Seet Eng, aka Dan Tan, and a global network of fixers influenced as many 680 soccer matches at the highest levels.
Saturday, February 9
The story of twelve men trapped in a West Virginia mine, as remembered by the lone survivor.
On Lucille Miller, who in San Bernadino in 1964 was convicted of burning her husband to death in his Volkswagen.
Friday, February 8
Thousands of new warehouse jobs were supposed to help lift a struggling British economy. Instead, employees started equating the work with “being in a slave camp.”
An 88-year-old woman is taken from her Wisconsin farmhouse. Inside the investigation to find her.
Thursday, February 7
Our sponsor again this week is Aeon, a great new digital magazine covering ideas and culture. Aeon publishes an original essay every weekday, several of which have been picked for Longform. Here are three recent favorites:
No Drama, King Obama, by Edward L. Fox
In Javanese culture, a ruler must stand chivalrously above strife: cool, intelligent and self-contained. Sound familiar?
Mortal Remains, by Thomas Lynch
The dead are no longer welcome at their own funerals. So how can the living send them on their way?
Animal Spirits, by Stephen T. Asma
The more we learn about the emotions shared by all mammals, the more we must rethink our own human intelligence.
Read those stories and more at aeonmagazine.com.
Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show’s thrilling, scary, inept performance on German television.