The long road to Google’s self-driving car.
Monday, November 18
On the assassination of a half-Palestinian, half-Jewish cultural revolutionary.
INTERVIEWER: I imagine that people try to set you up as some sort of guru, whether political or metaphysical.
LESSING: I think people are always looking for gurus. It’s the easiest thing in the world to become a guru. It’s quite terrifying.
A writer embarks on a seven-year trek from Africa to Tierra Del Fuego.
Sunday, November 17
A recent history of ‘bupe’ Suboxone film, which is described as a miracle cure for opiate addiction but flows freely from for-profit clinics to dealers and inmates, sometimes melted into the pages of smuggled Bibles.
In 1985, a lost 22-year-old wrote a letter to a Manson girl-turned-model prisoner, asking for advice on conquering his demons. Then they fell in love.
“And the Holocaust trumps art every time.”
Saturday, November 16
The gospel according to nine-year-olds; a missionary group that won the right to evangelize in schools and how children process their message.
Friday, November 15
A pair of undercover journalists, a boatload of refugees, 200 miles of ocean and a journey that has claimed more than a thousand lives.
How to get Americans to “pay $45 to $75 to run for their lives from 1,500-pound, bad-tempered beasts.”