What the great romantic novels of history can tell us about “seduction theory” and the cult of the pickup artist.
Tuesday, July 27
Monday, July 26
The pain and beauty of U.S. military funerals. The author follows fallen soldier Joe Montgomery from field to grave.
Seventeen years after taking the iconic "Afghan Girl" photograph for National Geographic, Steve McCurry went back to find her.
Vignettes of the residents of South Elliot Place.
Should modern medicine shift its end-of-life priorities, focusing less on staving off death and more on improving a patient’s last days?
Friday, July 23
In 1937, Harvard researchers began following the lives of 268 students. Year after year, the men were interviewed and given medical and psychological exams. The goal? Find a formula for happiness.
A Hollywood screenwriter finds out his identity’s been stolen when a hooker calls–from his private office–demanding to be paid for the sex they didn’t just have.
Thursday, July 22
The Estonia was carrying 989 passengers when it sank in 30-foot seas on its way across the Baltic in September 1994. More than 850 lost their lives. The ones who survived acted quickly and remained calm.
John Friend, who founded a new school of yoga, says the practice should be about both exercise and spirituality. Oh, and making money.
A writer for Conan O’Brien on how The Tonight Show really ended and on how his boss got screwed.