Saturday, August 22

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Nothing Random

The most powerful man in publishing, unfiltered.

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Silence at Baylor

How a Texas university eagerly accepted a top football player as a transfer even though he had just been kicked off another school’s team for a previous incident of violence involving a female student.

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John Mackey: The Conscious Capitalist

A profile of the Whole Foods CEO, who, despite a rash of problems with his company, firmly believes he’s seen the future of American business.

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Welcome to Maternity Hotel California

On the underground economy of full-service Southern California apartment complexes marketed to Chinese birth-tourists.

Friday, August 21

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Who Is Marc Jacobs?

The 52-year-old designer finds himself at a crossroads.

Previously: Sarah Nicole Prickett on the Longform Podcast
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The Last Secrets of Skull and Bones

Investigating an infamous Yale secret society.

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Adrian Peterson's Suspended Reality

The running back’s life since he was indicted on charges of beating his son and suspended from the NFL.

Previously: Eli Saslow on the Longform Podcast

Thursday, August 20

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Amor Prohibido

The meaning of Selena, 20 years after her death.

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How Black Reporters Report On Black Death

“What it means — for the reporting we do, for the brands we represent, and for our own mental health — that we don’t stop being black people when we’re working as black reporters. That we quite literally have skin in the game.”

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Fiction Pick the Week: "The Thief"

Theft and magic in the early 20th century.

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The Transitive Nightfall of Fatty Egg Rolls

Tracking down the very best in Grateful Dead concert concessions.