Monday, July 16


The Strongest Man in the World

A profile of 6’8”, 430-pound Brian Shaw.


Confessions of an Ex-Mormon

A personal history of “America’s most misunderstood religion.”

Sunday, July 15

The Tom Bissell Archive on Longform

The Tom Bissell Archive

From video games to Chuck Lorre, traveling in Vietnam to the Loch Ness monster, Bissell's stories on Longform.


Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Shooter

Why people play violent video games.


My Bird Problem

A personal reflection on bird-watching and relationships.

Saturday, July 14


American Vespers: The Ebbing of the Body Politic

A longtime Harper’s contributor considers America as he dies: “When I died, I died of many things: the failing systems; the weakening of age; the exhaustion of the long war against dying. Finally, I succumbed to the lack of ethics in a California hospital, killed by filth and neglect.”

Friday, July 13



A man tries to rebuild his life after killing four people in a car crash.


You Walk Wrong

How shoes are ruining our feet.


Catch Me If You Can

When an autistic child goes missing.

Thursday, July 12


The White Negro

On jazz and the hipster psychopath.


When Art, Apple and the Secret Service Collide: 'People Staring at Computers'

How an art project led to a visit from the U.S. Secret Service.


The Ballad of the Piggyback Bandit

How Sherwin Shayegan pulled off a 3,000-mile, piggyback ride-fueled road trip.