Encounters with the sea.
Sunday, July 7
Saturday, July 6
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.
“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 dangerous work of harvesting your food.
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.”
How a financial advisor for NHL players may have orchestrated a massive fraud.
The rise and fall and rise of Hill flack Kurt Bardella, and what it says about D.C. culture.
Thursday, July 4
“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.”
A pivotal Civil Rights rally recalled, 50 years later.
A Southland Tales fanboy goes down the rabbit hole with the movie’s director.
Wednesday, July 3
How Robert Gottlieb quelled a rebellion and saved The New Yorker.
Note: Elon Green is a contributing editor to Longform.