The crumbling of an American icon.
Thursday, April 4
A profile of the D.O.C., the rapper’s rapper, who ghostwrote for Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg.
A mother struggles to cope when a child is born with albinism.
Wednesday, April 3
On the business of selling books.
Jay Caspian Kang is a writer and editor at Grantland.
"That's one of the things I've been learning: sometimes if you just sit there, they forget that you're there, so they forget to get rid of you. I'm very quiet and I try not to ask them a lot of questions. ... Generally I just observe. I feel like because I'm a fiction writer, the story will tell itself through the narrative of the person's movement through their daily life."
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A cultural history of Bitcoin and what happened when the nascent virtual currency began to be covered by the mainstream media.
A trip to the French island of Réunion to report on a bloody battle between surfers and sharks.
On the American teenager who was kidnapped by Islamic militants while on vacation in the Philippines.
Tuesday, April 2
A war travelogue through Mali alongside French troops as a “place just like Afghanistan” descends into chaos.
“I never attacked anyone weak. Only bullies, secure in their courts, bureacracies, fifedoms.”
“At the gym, he’s not Garrett Holeve, the guy with Down syndrome. He’s G-Money, an up-and-coming fighter with big ambitions.”