Tuesday, February 4


Wikipedia: Voynich Manuscript

An illustrated codex, hand-composed in an unknown writing system.


Who Killed the Jeff Davis 8?

After eight women are murdered in Louisiana, what was initially thought to be the work of a serial killer becomes something much more troubling.


Inside the Iron Closet: What It's Like to Be Gay in Putin's Russia

The coordinated government attack on queer Russia.


Hammer Blow: The True Story of the Carderock Killing

“‘When I heard the facts,” says Matt Kull, one of DiPaolo’s former climbing partners, “I thought, That’s what Dave is capable of.’”

Monday, February 3


The Empathy Exams

On medical acting and real pain.


In Conversation: Lorne Michaels

An inteview with the Saturday Night Live producer.

Previously: The Longform Guide to SNL.


Going After the Frog Man

After Berkeley biologist Tyrone Hayes said that a widely used herbicide was harmful, its maker launched an attack on him.

Sunday, February 2


An Alternate History of Sexuality in Club Culture

On the “queer roots” of Disco, House, and beyond.


The Secret Life of Johnny Lewis

A murder involving the late actor leaves unanswered questions.


Mia's Story

“There was an unwritten rule in Mia Farrow’s house that Woody Allen was never supposed to be left alone with their seven-year-old adopted daughter, Dylan.”

Saturday, February 1


The Champion Barack Obama

How Black America talks to the White House.