In 1906, Enrico Caruso was arrested for molesting a young woman inside the Monkey House of Central Park Zoo, paving the way for the first celebrity trial of the 20th century.
Friday, October 1
If the fittest survive, why are so many people still depressed? An evolutionary theory on the benefits of painful rumination.
Thursday, September 30
She moved to Cape Cod to escape the glitzy Manhattan world she born into. The only witness to her murder was her 2 1/2-year-old daughter. Everyone she knew, it seemed, was a suspect.
How the mind behind Lemmings and Grand Theft Auto plans to push gaming further.
Ten years ago, Esquire did a piece about Harvard Law grads who had eschewed their degrees. One of them was the late comedian.
The story of Charles Goodyear, who dedicated his life to inventing usable rubber yet has little to show for it, aside from his name on the side of a blimp.
Wednesday, September 29
Foreign policy as architecture; how embassies went from lavish social hubs to reinforced strongholds.
Not only is the penny useless, it costs the U.S. Treasury $50 million per year. So why is it still around?
In this profile of the band, William Burroughs is interested in two things: big-time rock shows and random conversational tangents.
‘Your Black Muslim Bakery’ commanded vast influence in Oakland, offering jobs and self-empowerment to ex-cons , until this story revealed a history of incest-rapes and kidnappings. Another journalist investigating the story was later murdered.
Tuesday, September 28
The world’s most renowned chef, Ferran Adrià, says that the only way he can push forward the art form of cooking is to close his own restaurant.