Wednesday, March 13


Ted Kennedy Jr. Is (Finally) Ready for the Family Business

A profile of a 51-year-old preparing himself for the inevitable.


My Brother’s Life, Unraveled

The story of a suicide.


There Is Only Awe

On Julian Jaynes, a Princeton psychologist who told the story of how humans learned to think.

Tuesday, March 12


The Big Short War

On a battle between billionaire hedge-funders.


In the Eye of the Whirlpool

Searching for a mysterious whirpool on an obscure map.


De Nimes

The history of blue jeans, “America’s greatest contribution to the global closet.”

Monday, March 11


“We Gained Hope.”

The story of Lilly Grossman’s genome.


The Return of Superfly

A profile of Frank Lucas, whose life was the basis for the film American Gangster, decades after his days as a kingpin.


Excuse Us While We Kiss The Sky

Navigating the sewers of London and summiting the peaks of Paris with a group of urban explorers.


Danse Macabre

On Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet, its uncanny knack for reflecting changes in Russian politics and culture, and the recent acid attack on its artistic director.

Sunday, March 10


Prince Alwaleed and the Curious Case of Kingdom Holding Stock

Investigating an insecure billionaire’s true worth.


How a U.S. Citizen Came to Be in America’s Cross Hairs

On the legal and practical details of the drone strikes that killed New Mexico-born Anwar al-Awlaki and later, accidentally, his sixteen-year-old Colorado-born son.