An oral history of Freaks and Geeks.
Thursday, December 6
Gretchen Molannen was perpetually aroused. She couldn’t work or sleep.
On December 1, the day after this story was published, she killed herself.
The brilliant, tragic life of Hall of Fame second baseman Johnny Evers.
Wednesday, December 5
On a business that sells packaged pre-sliced apples as snack food.
Choire Sicha is co-founder of The Awl.
"People come to me pretty much every week ... and say 'I'm starting a website about ... say ... Canadian ... candy makers' and they're like 'What's the secret?' And I say, the secret is when we launched there were three of us. Two of us were doing editorial. And one of was doing business. And guess what? We had a new product and he had nothing to do all day so he had to make himself a job that was about revenue. So, who is this dedicated person at your company? And they're like 'we're both editorial' and I'm like 'you're hosed, you're done, forget about it.'"
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A profile of Robert Cade, a University of Florida professor and inventor of Gatorade.
Reverse engineering the details of a murder that took place in St. Louis on Christmas Night in 1895 from over a century of popular song.
Tuesday, December 4
How an obscure Australian judge and a hard-charging lawyer put the S&P on trial for the global financial collapse.
Baseball legend Lenny Dykstra’s on-field brilliance and private-life disasters, from drunk driving to failed investment and publishing ventures.