Why a freshman congressman can’t get his bill passed.
Friday, October 4
A family investigates.
Badfinger’s ill-fated attempt at a comeback, as orchestrated by a Milwaukee con man.
The rise of the Night Wolves, a Kremlin-backed biker gang, and what it says about the Russian political condition.
Thursday, October 3
On the fall of Ross William Ulbricht, the alleged creator of The Silk Road, a hidden black market website where users could buy and sell drugs, guns and, according to the FBI, the services of a hit man.
Oil and iron-ore baron Eike Batista’s very bad year.
A literary memoir.
The world’s most famous child star grows up.
Wednesday, October 2
Searching for Dave Chappelle ten years after he left his show.
On driving (and walking) in the Middle East – from Syria to Lebanon, across Saudi Arabia to Dammam, in a taxi through war-torn Beirut.
Tuesday, October 1
Malcolm Gladwell is a staff writer at The New Yorker. His latest book is David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants.
"The categories are in motion. You turn into a Goliath, then you topple because of your bigness. You fall to the bottom again. And Davids, after a while, are no longer Davids. Facebook is no longer an underdog—it's now everything it once despised. I am everything I once despised. When I was 25, I used to write these incredibly snotty, hostile articles attacking big-name, nonfiction journalists. Now I read them and I'm like, 'Oh my God, they're doing a me on me!'"
On a parent’s relationship with unused embryos.