An undercover cop targets an autistic teen as a drug dealer.
Thursday, February 27
How good is Julian Newman, really?
Wednesday, February 26
A 16-year-old journalist goes on tour with a band on top. The article that inspired Almost Famous.
A triple homicide, the alleged involvement of a Boston Marathon bombing suspect, and those caught up in the FBI’s ongoing investigation.
Kevin Roose, a writer at New York, has contributed to The New York Times, GQ and Esquire. His latest book is Young Money: Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street's Post-Crash Recruits.
"Google will give you away. I feel like one undercover book is all you get these days before the jig is up. ... Unless, like Barbara Ehrenreich, you legally change your name. I was not quite prepared to go that far."
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How four prisoners in solitary confinement launched the largest hunger strike in American history.
A profile of Eve Babitz – muse, writer, LA party girl.
Tuesday, February 25
On the dueling propagandists of Kiev and Moscow.
“Too much is being asked of the Delta.”
Trying to understand the appeal of Eve Online.
Monday, February 24
An essay on how to turn a sizable book advance into a sizable debt.