A profile of George McGovern.
Sunday, October 21
Saturday, October 20
Why the future feels frozen in time, as framed by Marshall McLuhan (“We look at the present through a rear-view mirror. We march backwards into the future.”) and William Gibson (“The future is already here; it is just unevenly distributed.”)
Friday, October 19
Life inside Long Island’s largest cluster of sex offenders.
The strange existence of the accused Internet pirate as he battles the U.S. government.
A California martial arts instructor’s secret past.Previously: Finding Oscar
The rise and (potential) fall of the electronics superstore.
Thursday, October 18
Zaranj: the bloody border of Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
“For hours, days, I fixated on the patch of sunlight cast against my wall through those barred and grated windows. When, after five weeks, my knees buckled and I fell to the ground utterly broken, sobbing and rocking to the beat of my heart, it was the patch of sunlight that brought me back.”
The former chancellor of New York City schools was not, in fact, “a child of the streets. He was not an academically unmotivated student. He did not come from a deprived family background. He did not grow up in public housing as we understand it today.”