The life and work of Nelson Algren.
Wednesday, January 2
On the theft of 6 million pounds of maple syrup from Canada’s strategic reserve and the group of free market renegades who are fighting “The Maple Wars.”
On living without memories.
Tuesday, January 1
Monday, December 31
A profile of Apollo Robbins, widely regarded as the world’s best pickpocket.
Two American backpackers, two Indonesian villagers, one small boat, 15 slices of bread, a dozen hard-boiled eggs, ten oranges, five apples, two pineapples, two bags of cookies, two packages of peanuts, eight liters of water, one machete and three weeks adrift at sea.
Sunday, December 30
On November 12, 2012, after Belizean police announced that they were seeking him for questioning in connection with the murder of his neighbor, John McAfee began a well-publicized stint on the lam. Six months earlier, the writer had begun an in-depth investigation into McAfee's life. This is the chronicle of that investigation.
Listen to Joshua Davis disucsses this article on the Longform Podcast.
On wearing a concealed handgun and how it changed the author’s worldview.
Saturday, December 29
How a burgeoning tech workforce swallowed San Francisco.