On the Cairo knifing of 82-year-old Nobel Prize winner Naguib Mahfouz and its aftermath.
Wednesday, February 9
On Mark Twain’s recently released memoir.
A profile of Jake Plummer, the NFL quarterback who turned down a $5M offer and left the game while still in his prime.
Tuesday, February 8
A primer on income inequality in America.
A profile of Republican Eric Cantor: six-term congressman, new House majority leader, highest-ranking Jewish elected official in American history.
Cathie Black, former magazine executive, currently Bloomberg’s hand-picked Chancellor of New York City schools
A look at what it takes to protect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad when he’s in New York City.
Monday, February 7
Born into Sea Org; a diary of a misspent youth (and adulthood) in the service of Scientology. ”One of the first things I learned in the Sea Org, because I was a receptionist, was how to handle process servers.” (25,000 words)
How the Taliban reestablished itself as both a “quasi government” and a military force, and what that success means for the Pentagon’s plan to pass responsibility to Afghan forces by 2014.
What the twentieth century history of rocketry can tell us about innovation.
A newly minted, 34-year-old White House budget director gets a little too candid with a reporter profiling him during Ronald Reagan’s first year in office. Among Stockman’s many admissions: “None of us really understands what’s going on with all these numbers.”