The evolution of cheating in chess.
Wednesday, September 12
Mac McClelland is a human rights reporter for Mother Jones.
"There's a lot of strength and resiliance even in the worst stories ever. I mean, you do get bogged down by how much evil so many people are willing to perpetrate in the world. But I guess the little beam of sunshine that you're looking for, that hits me in the face in the morning, is just the character and intergrity of the people who are involved. "
How the museum-quality 55,000 film collection that an East Village video store gave away ended up in a small, possibly mob-run village in Sicily.
On surf legend Eddie Aikau and the complicated history of Hawaii.
On working in a war zone to pay the bills.
Tuesday, September 11
Unprecedented access to six months in the life of the President of the United States.
“Has anybody in Westchester County ever called the New York Times his or her ‘friend’? I realize that the rest of America, in its post-Katrina fatigue, is pretty tired of hearing New Orleanians, the city’s acolytes and defenders, always carrying on about how it’s the most unique city in America, but, the fact is, it is. Get over it.
And so, too, is its newspaper.”
Monday, September 10
Retro, apocalypticism, and our “culture of disaster.”