Wednesday, May 15


Some of My Best Friends Are Germs

Medicine used to be obsessed with eradicating the tiny bugs that live within us. Now we’re beginning to understand all the ways they keep us healthy.


Only Mr. God Knows Why

The meaning of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Tuesday, May 14


Welcome to the Programmable World

In the not-so-distant future, all of our objects will talk to each other. They’ll make our coffee, find our keys, save our lives. The roadmap to a fully networked existence.


The Shooting Star and The Model

Inside the Oscar Pistorius murder case.


How the Trailer Park Could Save Us All

Rethinking mobile homes as senior housing.


Please Snort Me: An Oral History of Brooklyn's Most Notorious Bar

The story of Kokie’s, and its gentrifying Williamsburg neighborhood.

Monday, May 13


Bret, Unbroken

His brain and body shattered in a horrible accident as a young boy, Bret Dunlap thought just being able to hold down a job, keep an apartment, and survive on his own added up to a good enough life. Then he discovered running.

The Longform Guide to the Brain

Longform Guide to the Brain

Experimental neuroscience, conjoined minds, and everlasting consciousness — a collection of picks on the human brain.


Hollywood Bigfoot: Terrence Malick and the Twenty-Year Hiatus That Wasn't

“The mythical image of Malick that has been built up over the last 30-odd years is, in essence, a creation of the same media corps with whom the filmmaker himself has continually chosen not to engage.”


Laptop U

The possibilities and pitfalls of massive open online courses (MOOCs).

Sunday, May 12


A Mother's Story: The Moon to His Sun

A daughter’s attempt to solve the riddle of her mom.


Review of 50 Brooklyn Murder Cases Ordered

During New York’s ’80s and ’90s crack epedemic, a flashy detective who “imagined himself a crusader who created his own rules” and his star witness, a crack addicted prostitute who seemed to constantly be at the scene of homicides, sent dozens of men to prison for life. Now, they are under investigation.