Thursday, November 19


The Murderers Next Door

In a remote corner of Romania, neighbors kill each other over tiny strips of land.


Fiction Pick of the Week: "The Way You Look at Me"

Marriage, infidelity, distance, and communications.


The Asteroid Hunters

It’s highly unlikely that a gigantic space rock will crash through our atmosphere and destroy civilization as we know it. But it’s not impossible either. Which is why a small but growing community of scientists and astronomers are scrambling to spot and destroy dangerous asteroids long before they hit us.

Wednesday, November 18


Landlocked Islanders

Displaced from the Marshall Islands, residents build a new life in Oklahoma.

Longform Podcast #167: Kurt Andersen

Kurt Andersen is the co-founder of Spy Magazine, the author of several books, and the host of Studio 360.

“As a young person, I never thought of myself as a risk-taker. Then I did this risky thing that shouldn't have succeeded, I started this magazine. And it did encourage me to think, ‘Eh, how bad can it be if it fails? Sometimes these long shots work. So fuck it, try it.’”

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“Why Him, Why Me?”

The death of a high school football player and the life that has followed for the kid who made the hit.


Holiday at the Dictator’s Guesthouse

The story of Jeffrey Fowle, an Ohio man who tried to smuggle a Bible into North Korea.

Tuesday, November 17


Stickeen: The Story of a Dog

An adventure on an Alaskan glacier with a new best friend.


The Silicon Valley Suicides

Why are so many teenagers killing themselves in Palo Alto?

Hanna Rosin on the Longform Podcast

Biography of a Face

The story of a transplant from a 26-year-old bike mechanic to a 41-year-old fireman with severe burns.


Q&A: Barack Obama and Bill Simmons

A conversation about leadership, Grantland, regret, and the President’s favorite conspiracy theories.

Monday, November 16


Still Life

On October 17, 1973, John McClamrock was paralyzed playing high school football. Doctors doubted he would make it through the night. But he and his mother refused to give up—for more than three decades.