The NFL attempts to set up a beachhead in China.
Saturday, May 4
Friday, May 3
An 8th-generation Louisvillian on the Kentucky Derby, bourbon and the history of his hometown.
“No one works better out of anguish at all; that’s an incredible literary conceit.”
Every weekday, our editors recommend one short story from across the web on Longform Fiction. Three picks from this week:
Roberto Bolaño • New Yorker
A series of mysterious, dangerous interactions in a Mexican bathhouse.
Sarah Gentile • Vol. 1 Brooklyn
A baby born in New Jersey grows and takes on the characteristics of a headstrong Russian woman.
Glen Pourciau • AGNI
Tension between two co-workers turns into a complicated game of lies and intentions.
Creation of a fast food phenomenon.
Thursday, May 2
The author visits Camp Trans, an annual protest organized after the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival evicted a transsexual woman.
On the holy city of Canudos, and other attempts at better living “by the dispossessed and marginalized the world over.”
A legal battle over stolen computer monitors ends one man’s career and the lives of three others.
Wednesday, May 1
In the days following Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, more than 100 cities experienced significant civil disturbance. In New York, everyone expected riots. What happened next.