Monday, August 20


Please God Stop the Rain

The day Hurricane Irene nearly drowned Prattsville, New York.


All This Light

A profile of Chan ‘Cat Power’ Marshall adrift in Miami.


Schmooze or Lose

The uncomfortable, and increasingly vital, relationship between Barack Obama and billionaire donors.

Sunday, August 19


The Night-Life Lawyer

A profile of Salvatore Strazzullo, who represents celebrities, whether major or minor, who get themselves in trouble in Manhattan after dark.


Last Morning in Al Hamra

On living in Saudi Arabia.

Saturday, August 18


How To Not Be The Biggest Asshole In Media: 4 Lessons I Learned From Meeting Jay Mariotti And Reading His Awful Book

“What follows is my attempt, based on a few increasingly hostile exchanges and a close reading of his terrible book, not only to examine why Mariotti is currently jobless but to explain why, in a sane world, he should forever remain that way. I present this as a cautionary tale for other sportswriters, both young and old.”


Waiting in the Wings

A profile of Chelsea Clinton.

Friday, August 17


Urban Meyer will be home for dinner

A new chapter for Ohio State’s football coach.


Secret of AA

A psychological, historical and neurological look at Alcoholics Anonymous.


I'm Dying to Meet You in the Next Life

An essay on Alcor – “the Arizona cryonics company that has put the body of Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer Ted Williams in cryogenic suspension, in the hope he may one day rise again” – and the desire to live forever.

Thursday, August 16


Your Words Against Mine

Life as an elite Scrabble player at the “first-ever four-day, 54-player, 24-match $100,000 Scrabble Superstars Showdown.”