Monday, July 23

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A Wild Week in Lagos

A trip to a modern African megacity.

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We Are Alive

A profile of Bruce Springsteen.

Sunday, July 22

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Billie Holiday

Watching the jazz singer in New York.

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The New Yorker Records: Historical Note

A history of The New Yorker and its editors, from founder Harold Ross through Tina Brown.

Saturday, July 21

The Longform Olympics Primer

The Longform Olympics Primer

Contributing editors Gretchen Gavett and Elon Green pick ten stories read before the Games, on the Longform blog.

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Friday, July 20

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Immigrant Number One

What became of Annie Moore, the first person to arrive on Ellis Island?

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The Search For Nadia

Three years after her gold-medal performance – and amidst rumors of a fall from grace – the author travels to Transylvania to track down gymnast Nadia Comaneci. He also enjoys several drinks with her coach, Bela Karolyi.

Part of our Olympics primer, on the Longform blog.

Thursday, July 19

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Tracking The Biggest Star In The World

David Johnson’s unrequited correspondence with Jay-Z.

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No Death, No Taxes

Libertarian, futurist, billionaire: a profile of Peter Thiel.