Tuesday, October 9


"The Promise"

On Bruce Springsteen’s song, and growing up in a factory town.

Monday, October 8


Ultimate Glory

A youth wasted on pro-level Ultimate Frisbee.


The Patent, Used as a Sword

For the first time, the giants of the tech industry are spending more on creating, buying, and fighting patents than they are on R&D.

Part of New York Times' ongoing iEconomy series.

At Home at the End of Google Earth

Separated from his older brother at a train, five-year-old Saroo Munshi Khan found himself lost in the slums of Calcutta. In his 20s, living in Australia, he began his search for his birth home armed with nothing but hazy memories and Google Earth.

Sunday, October 7


Life of a Salesman

Frank Firetti, a 54-year-old pool salesman in Virginia, and his fading American dream.


God Wielded the Buzzer

On a biography of David Foster Wallace.

Saturday, October 6


Here & Gone

On the strange relationship between Lionel Messi and his Argentinian hometown.


The Supermarket of Struggling Artists

On the staff of a Trader Joe’s in New York City.

Friday, October 5



A clue-filled children’s book, a golden hare, and Britain’s greatest treasure hunt.


From Porky's to Hell

How Tony Galeota went from mobbed-up teen on Long Island to legendary strip club manager in Miami to distraught prisoner in a Panamanian jail.


Down and Out in the Top 10

Grizzly Bear and the surprisingly crappy economics of indie rock stardom.