In Mexico’s remote Copper Canyon, the Tarahumara Indians party hard, get by on a diet of carbs and beer, and can still run 100 mile races, even in their 60s.
Thursday, August 12
Wednesday, August 11
Tony Judt on sex, the academy, and dating a graduate student while chairing NYU’s History Department.
Is letting convicts roam free under electronic surveillance better than putting them behind bars?
Tuesday, August 10
How Madden NFL went from a programmer’s childhood dream to a $3 billion business.
An interview with Greil Marcus on the songs of Van Morrison and why people are afraid of imagined things.
Where does Strawberry-Kiwi Snapple come from? Givaudan is part of a tiny, secretive industry that produces new flavors.
An excerpt from a new biography explores the trio of tragedies that struck Dahl’s family just as his career was taking off.
Monday, August 9
There is someone whose job it is to try to extract royalty money from anyone who plays music in a place of business. Most people do not react well to this request.
How sex scandals have made Silvio Berlusconi even more powerful in Italy.
Tony Judt on his own amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and the experience of being “left free to contemplate at leisure and in minimal discomfort the catastrophic progress of one’s own deterioration.”