An oral history of Goodfellas.
Tuesday, September 21
On the golden anniversary of her first trip to study chimps, an ode to Jane Goodall.
In Torreón, north of Mexico City, cartel gunmen are freed from a prison, commit a massacre at a wedding that includes the band, and then return to custody.
In the last decade, newsrooms across the country have adopted a “do more with less” strategy. It’s a kamikaze mission.
Monday, September 20
At three NYC comedy theater/schools, students and students-turned-instructors (a “benign pyramid scheme”) pursue the elusive simulacrum of human interaction that is longform improvisation.
Google’s founders and CEO as they moved from the search business into… everything.
Raffaello Follieri was young, handsome. He was Italian. He was dating Anne Hathaway, hobnobbing with Bill Clinton, and using contacts at the Vatican to launch a lucrative business in the States. Then he was in jail.
Ten years ago, a pair of legendary TV executives decided it was time to change the formula for football broadcasting. One bet on Dennis Miller. The other bankrolled Vince McMahon and the XFL.
Saturday, September 18
A 2006 profile of Mark Zuckerberg as Facebook opened from a college-only site to a public social network.
The writer (Aaron Sorkin), director (David Fincher), and actors (Jesse Eisenberg & Justin Timberlake) of The Social Network on dramatizing the real story of a 20 year old into “the Citizen Kane of John Hughes movies.”
Friday, September 17
Russian serial killer Alexander Pichushkin was so prolific that even he doesn’t know how many he killed.
Throughout the ’50s and ’60s, media outlets including the New York Times and CBS News provided the CIA with information and cover for agents. Then everyone decided to pretend it had never happened.