On Politico's brand of insider journalism.
Tuesday, November 6
How Moscow State university discriminated against Jewish applicants using deceptively simple problems.
Monday, November 5
The backstory of “The Duke in His Domain,” Truman Capote’s 1957 New Yorker profile of Marlon Brando.
A profile of Marlon Brando, 33, holed up in a hotel suite in Kyoto where he was filming Sayonara.
My guide tapped at Brando's door, shrieked "Marron!," and fled away along the corridor, her kimono sleeves fluttering like the wings of a parakeet.
Sunday, November 4
At various points, Thomas Mitchell was a novelist, an attorney, a scientist, a Hollywood dealmaker and a CIA higher-up. He was also a con man.
How a Tulsa preacher used direct mail to create the American religious right.
Saturday, November 3
An interview with Maurice Sendak.
“Biafra lost its freedom, of course, and I was in the middle of it as all its fronts were collapsing. I flew in from Gabon on the night of January 3, with bags of corn, beans, and powdered milk, aboard a blacked out DC6 chartered by Caritas, the Roman Catholic relief organization. I flew out six nights later on an empty DC4 chartered by the French Red Cross. It was the last plane to leave Biafra that was not fired upon.”
Friday, November 2
The rise of One Direction fanfiction that imagines the band members in relationships – with each other.
Money, fraud and a sacred prophecy.