Wednesday, September 12

Avatar_57x57

The evolution of cheating in chess.

Longform Podcast #6: Mac McClelland

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. "

Show Notes »
Avatar_57x57

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.

Avatar_57x57

On surf legend Eddie Aikau and the complicated history of Hawaii.

Avatar_57x57

On working in a war zone to pay the bills.

Tuesday, September 11

Avatar_57x57

Unprecedented access to six months in the life of the President of the United States.

Avatar_57x57

The old and the new in New York.

Avatar_57x57

“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.”

Avatar_57x57

A 15-year-old hacker and his tricks.

Monday, September 10

Avatar_57x57

Retro, apocalypticism, and our “culture of disaster.”

Avatar_57x57

An instrument’s impact on a handful of Texans.