What it’s like to work for, compete against, and find out you’re the biological father of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. An excerpt from The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon.
Friday, October 11
Thursday, October 10
The White House’s unprecedented crackdown on reporters.
Confessions of a serial husband.
“I think I knew that at heart I was an aging spinster.”
Wednesday, October 9
"The older you get, you realize that no uncomfortable fact makes your story worse. Contradictions are great. What's bad, what to me is the worst journalistic sin, is ridiculous polemicism. ... To me, the contradictions, the story not turning out the way you want—you have to be a twig in the tidal wave of the story."
How race and recollection still frame an Alabama football fatality 40 years later.
How Chicago is key to a business moving tons of drugs for billions of dollars.
Tuesday, October 8
An interview with the literary agent about the state of the book industry and how, at least for him, it continues to be quite lucrative.
A decorated college track coach, forced to resign because of an affair she had with a athlete 10 years before, fights back.
The 1966 Esquire profile, with notes from the author.
On Thursday, October 10, Gay Talese will tape a live episode of the Longorm Podcast at NYU. The event is free and open to the public.
“The first point he makes several times is that his new album will appeal to everyone; the second is that he is a changed man who’s grown up and calmed down. All I can say with certainty is that Brown is a stranger to the concepts of modesty and consistency.”