The story of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, written and published the following week.
Monday, November 22
Jay-Z on his new book Decoded, his parents’ record collection, and the real reason rappers have a tendency to grab their junk on stage.
“For years, the most profitable industry in America has been one that doesn’t design, build, or sell a single tangible thing.” The case for why investment banking is socially useless.
Friday, November 19
How the bulk of the cocaine entering the U.S. ends up cut with a cattle dewormer.
How did a Kentucky entrepreneur, a Louisiana politician, and the vice president of Nigeria end up in one of the biggest scandals to hit America’s black elite in decades?
During WWII, a bomber crashes into the Pacific and the crewmen begin an epic battle against dehydration, exposure, and endless attacks by sharks. Adapted from Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken.
Western execs on what it’s like to be taken over by a Chinese firm.
Thursday, November 18
A first-person rumination on a lifetime spent behind bars.
An oral history of a family in Mexico City, in transition from poverty to the lower-middle class, as they scramble to organize the burial of a slum-dwelling aunt.
An encyclopedic evisceration of the NFL owner and former Six Flags chairman.