Sunday, July 7


Open Waters

Encounters with the sea.

Saturday, July 6


Manhattan Fold ’Em

How a high-stakes poker game that started at Tobey Maguire’s house became part of a $100 million gambling and money-laundering operation orchestrated by the Russian mob.


Reflections on Violence

“Violence, being instrumental by nature, is rational to the extent that it is effective in reaching the end which must justify it.”

Friday, July 5


The Endless Summer Of Bob Uecker

Nine innings with Mr. Baseball.


Bash Your Neighbor Like It's 1300 A.D.

The author participates in the Society for Creative Anachronism’s “Crown Lyst, the twice-yearly event when knights will battle with ancient weapons and the victor will be named the new king.”


Where Did the Hockey Millions Go?

How a financial advisor for NHL players may have orchestrated a massive fraud.


How to Win in Washington

The rise and fall and rise of Hill flack Kurt Bardella, and what it says about D.C. culture.

Thursday, July 4


Building New York's Subway

“Morning and night the hordes of clerks and stenographers and business men who fill the offices of down-town New York have poured across Newspaper Row and City Hall Park with scarcely a glance at the labor progressing underfoot that is going to bring them so many minutes nearer their work in the morning, and at night so many minutes nearer their play.”


An Oral History of the March on Washington

A pivotal Civil Rights rally recalled, 50 years later.


The World Ends With a Handshake: Unraveling the Apocalypse of 'Southland Tales'

A Southland Tales fanboy goes down the rabbit hole with the movie’s director.

Wednesday, July 3


The Letter

How Robert Gottlieb quelled a rebellion and saved The New Yorker.

Note: Elon Green is a contributing editor to Longform.