Friday, July 27


Why America’s Funniest Home Videos Won’t Die

The secret is an exclusive 22-year-old archive of viewer-submitted clips.


To prove son’s innocence, dad pushes himself to brink

Bill Ferguson does not believe his son, Ryan, killed a popular newspaper editor. To prove it, he’s drained his savings, performed public re-enactments of the crime, and alienated almost everyone in his Missouri city.

Thursday, July 26


Letter From Munich

On the scene of the darkest games in Olympics history.

Part of our Olympics primer, on the Longform blog.

The Wedding of the Century

The frenzied few days before the wedding of Prince Charles and Diana Spencer.


Living With Voices

A radical new treatment for auditory hallucinations.


A High Holy Whodunit

How and why did 200 pages of the Aleppo Codex, “the oldest, most complete, most accurate text of the Hebrew Bible,” go missing?

Wednesday, July 25


The Politics of Killing

Two men named Nathan committed murders. Only one received a death sentence.


The Secret Mainstream

The life and films of Werner Herzog.


Did Football Kill Austin Trenum?

Just days after suffering a concussion, a 17-year-old fullback hangs himself. Inside his family’s journey to learn if a brain injury is to blame.


Nietzsche Is Dead

The 1900 death of Fritz and the battle to define his legacy.

Tuesday, July 24


Heavy Breeding

The 1920s experiment to reverse-engineer wild cows.


Leopold’s Ghost

A college president on the bizarre experience of being informed by NBC News that he had hired a war criminal to teach French.