Thursday, January 31


The White Album

Royce White’s theories of mental illness.


The NRA vs. America

The dark money and political power behind the nation’s largest gun group.


Will Brain Injury Lawsuits Doom or Save the NFL?

Meet Gene Locks, the onetime Princeton quarterback suing the NFL on behalf of 4,000 former players.


Hackers in China Attacked The Times for Last 4 Months

The paper reports on a battle of its own.

Wednesday, January 30


Google Invades

Boomtown San Francisco, as seen from the “Google Bus.”

Longform Podcast #26: Jennifer Gonnerman

Jennifer Gonnerman is a contributing editor at New York and contributing writer for Mother Jones.

"How much do we really interact with people who are different from ourselves? We go to work, we go home, we go to a party—I feel like this is a fantastic opportunity to meet peope who are totally and completely different, from totally different worlds, backgrounds, interests, countries. It's almost like a passport to a different world with every story. Once you make that trip and go into someone's home and really listen to them, empathy is not that hard to come by."

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Show Notes »

The Old Man and the Tee

A combat veteran trains to be a college football placekicker.


Don and Jerry's Blue Period

On the production team of Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, who defined the’90s at the box office with films like Top Gun and Beverly Hills Cop, then struggled amidst Simpson’s hedonistic excess and the failure of Days of Thunder.

Tuesday, January 29


A Miami Clinic Supplies Drugs to Sports' Biggest Names

An investigation into the Dr. Anthony Bosch and his “East Coast version of BALCO,” which allegedly supplied baseball stars Alex Rodriguez, Melky Cabrera and others with performance-enhancing drugs.


Trying to Unlock the Secrets of a Dead Serial Killer

Israel Keyes confessed to multiple murders, but committed suicide before revealing all the details.


Leo, Prince of the City

A profile of 23-year-old Leonardo DiCaprio (and his rowdy crew).