Boomtown San Francisco, as seen from the “Google Bus.”
Wednesday, January 30
Jennifer Gonnerman is a contributing editor at New York and contributing writer for Mother Jones.
"How much do we really interact with people who are different from ourselves? We go to work, we go home, we go to a party—I feel like this is a fantastic opportunity to meet peope who are totally and completely different, from totally different worlds, backgrounds, interests, countries. It's almost like a passport to a different world with every story. Once you make that trip and go into someone's home and really listen to them, empathy is not that hard to come by."
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A combat veteran trains to be a college football placekicker.
On the production team of Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, who defined the’90s at the box office with films like Top Gun and Beverly Hills Cop, then struggled amidst Simpson’s hedonistic excess and the failure of Days of Thunder.
Tuesday, January 29
An investigation into the Dr. Anthony Bosch and his “East Coast version of BALCO,” which allegedly supplied baseball stars Alex Rodriguez, Melky Cabrera and others with performance-enhancing drugs.
Israel Keyes confessed to multiple murders, but committed suicide before revealing all the details.
A profile of 23-year-old Leonardo DiCaprio (and his rowdy crew).
How Bert Schneider, a well-heeled Hollywood producer with a coke problem and a soft spot for radical politics, smuggled Huey Newton, the leader of the Black Panthers who was awaiting trial on a murder charge, into Cuba in 1974.
Monday, January 28
Almost five years ago, the author’s 13-year-old niece was murdered in her bedroom in suburban New Delhi. Since then, both of her parents have spent time in jail. Evidence, bungled by police, points to another possible killer. The trial has not yet begun.
A profile of Christine Quinn, odds-on favorite to be the next mayor of New York City.