Sunday, August 5



On distance running and the art of exhaustion.


The Economics of Serial Dating: A Case Study

What one woman spends in a year.

Saturday, August 4


Does Cybercrime Really Cost $1 Trillion?

No, but for security software companies it’s a useful fiction.


My Platonic Sweetheart

In a posthumously published essay, Twain recounts dreams of a long-lost love.

Friday, August 3


The Loved One

In the late 90s, an American man adopted a 5-year-old from the Ukraine. A decade later, one of the two would be accused of molesting young boys. The other would be charged with murder.


The Long, Lawless Ride of Sheriff Joe Arpaio

A profile of “not just the toughest but the most corrupt and abusive sheriff in America.”


99 Ways to Be Naughty in Kazakhstan

How Cosmo, with 64 international editions and a readership that would make it the world’s 16th largest country, conquered the globe.


The Narco Tunnels of Nogales

The underground routes by which drugs enter the U.S. from Mexico, and the officials who’ve found it almost impossible to curb their construction.

Thursday, August 2


No Refuge

A look back at the 2008 raid on Warren Jeffs’ polygamous Mormon sect.


The Debtor

Darren Lumar lived in mansions he didn’t own, ran companies that didn’t make a dime, went to colleges that didn’t exist and slept with “any number of women” despite being married to James Brown’s daughter. When he was murdered, the cops had a problem: too many possible suspects.


Some Jews & The Gays

Vidal on Midge Decter, homophobia and a proposed alliance between Jews and gays.