On the cranky king of New York sports talk.
Tuesday, January 22
A scholarly dispute devolves into criminal impersonation.
Monday, January 21
How the United States came to spend more on defense than all the other nations of the world combined.
Sunday, January 20
Afghanistan’s Kyrgyz nomads survive in one of Earth’s most remote places, a pocket of land 14,000 feet high where the currency is sheep, the dream is a road, and many will go an entire lifetime without ever seeing a tree.
Saturday, January 19
Learning of a plot against the life of the newly elected Lincoln, Alan Pinkerton decamps to Baltimore and infiltrates the conspiracy.
A trip to CES, “what a World’s Fair might look like if brands were more important than countries.”
Friday, January 18
On commercial diving, the third most deadly profession.
In this special episode with Stephen Rodrick, contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine and contributing editor at Men's Journal, Rodrick discusses his recent story "Here Is What Happens When You Cast Lindsay Lohan in Your Movie."
"Publicists don't want to give you access because they're afraid of what you're going to see. But if you spend enough time with anybody, short of Mussolini or Ghengis Khan, they're going to humanize themselves. Because they're human beings, like you are. And they have whatever demented battles they're fighting, their version of crazy, but if you get to spend some time with them as flesh and blood, they're going to come across as flesh and blood in the story."