Monday, September 23

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L.A. Blues

Nine Inch Nails guitarist Aaron North’s descent into madness and obscurity.

The Longform Guide to George Plimpton

The Longform Guide to George Plimpton

A collection of articles by and about the Paris Review founder, who died 10 years ago this week.

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Ted Cruz: The Distinguished Wacko Bird from Texas

A profile of the first-term senator.

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The Shadow Commander

Iranian operative Qassem Suleimani has been reshaping the Middle East for 15 years. Now he’s directing Bashar al-Assad’s war in Syria.

Sunday, September 22

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The Forgotten Phenom

The lost dream of Korleone Young, a high school basketball star who skipped college and flamed out after only one NBA season.

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Pleasures of the Fur

Adventures at a gathering of furries.

Saturday, September 21

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The Last Laugh

How Norman Mailer and other writers wanted to go out.

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Coach Fitz's Management Theory

On the best teacher the writer ever had.

Friday, September 20

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The Honey Launderers

On the biggest food fraud in U.S. history.

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Use Only as Directed

During the last decade, more than 1,500 Americans died after accidentally taking too much of a drug renowned for its safety: acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol.

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Last Meals

“It’s just like putting gas in a car that don’t have no motor.”

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A Big Heart Open to God

An interview with Pope Francis.