An essay on Jay-Z.
Thursday, September 6
Writing a “stunt memoir” in the waterpark capital of the world.
The Buckeye State’s fortunes and the fight for credit.
Wednesday, September 5
“It was creepy to wake up violently in the middle of the night. It was creepier when no one could tell me why it was happening.”
Paul Ford is a writer and programmer.
"You don't really read a newspaper to preserve journalism, or save great journalism, or to keep the newspaper going. You read it because it gives you a sense of power or control over the environment that you're in, and actually sort of helps you define what your personal territory is, and what the things are that matter for you. As long as products serve that need—as long as books allow you to explore spaces that it's otherwise really hard for you to explore and so on—I think people will continue to read them."
A profile of the cyclist by his former mechanic and assistant.
Tuesday, September 4
A profile of Griselda Blanco, aka the “Black Widow,” who pioneered the cocaine trade in New York and Miami.