Saturday, November 22

Avatar_57x57

Stop Trying to Save the World

A longtime NGO worker on how big ideas end up hurting international aid.

Friday, November 21

William Langewiesche on Longform

From shipbreakers in India to a plane crash in Brazil, organized crime in Naples to pirates in the Gulf of Aden — browse our complete archive of more than 20 articles by William Langewiesche.

Avatar_57x57

Salvage Beast

When massive ships sink, burn, fall apart or get stuck, their owners call Nick Sloane. His job: figure out how to save as much as he can.

Avatar_57x57

The Real Lolita

The story of 11-year-old Sally Horner’s abduction changed the course of 20th-century literature. She just never got to tell it herself.


Previously: Vladimir Nabokov's 1964 Playboy interview.
Avatar_57x57

Punch a Hole in the Sky

An oral history of The Right Stuff.

Thursday, November 20

Avatar_57x57

Can Whole Foods Change the Way Poor People Eat?

How the new store is—and isn’t—changing Detroit.

Avatar_57x57

A Rape on Campus

A brutal assault and the struggle for justice at the University of Virginia.

Avatar_57x57

The Secret Life of Passwords

What our private codes say about us.

Avatar_57x57

“When in Doubt, Seduce”

A profile of Mike Nichols.

Wednesday, November 19

Avatar_57x57

Inside the Gay Wing of L.A. Men's Central Jail

Spending time with the residents of K6G, the only gay wing in the entire American penal system.

Avatar_57x57

My Last Day in Yemen

A journalist on the lingering effects of escaping a kidnapping.

Longform Podcast #118: Emma Carmichael

Emma Carmichael, a former editor at Deadspin and The Hairpin, is the editor in chief of Jezebel.

"Online feminism has more and more rules lately. There are only so many things you can say. And while our opinions are getting more constrained online, personal feminism and face-to-face conversations are looser and more complicated and don't go by any rules. ... The ideal with Jezebel is getting to a point where you can say, 'This is what I think, so who gives a fuck.'"

Thanks to TinyLetter for sponsoring this week's episode.

Show notes »