A profile of a 51-year-old preparing himself for the inevitable.
Wednesday, March 13
On Julian Jaynes, a Princeton psychologist who told the story of how humans learned to think.
Tuesday, March 12
Searching for a mysterious whirpool on an obscure map.
The history of blue jeans, “America’s greatest contribution to the global closet.”
Monday, March 11
A profile of Frank Lucas, whose life was the basis for the film American Gangster, decades after his days as a kingpin.
Navigating the sewers of London and summiting the peaks of Paris with a group of urban explorers.
On Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet, its uncanny knack for reflecting changes in Russian politics and culture, and the recent acid attack on its artistic director.
Sunday, March 10
Investigating an insecure billionaire’s true worth.
On the legal and practical details of the drone strikes that killed New Mexico-born Anwar al-Awlaki and later, accidentally, his sixteen-year-old Colorado-born son.