Saturday, November 24


The Other Shooter

The afterlife of 486 frames of Kodachrome II 8mm film shot by Dallas clothing manufacturer Abraham Zapruder.

Friday, November 23



How a woman who couldn’t stop sleeping woke up.


A Complete History of Gerbiling So Far

Richard Gere, AIDS anxiety and the search for the “Original Gerbil.”

Thursday, November 22


The Hard Life of an NFL Long Shot

The story of a rookie clinging to his dream, as told by his uncle.


The Lying Disease

On an affliction for the digital age, “Munchausen by internet.”


Damien Hirst: Jumping the Shark

The market for Hirst’s work is in a tailspin. Why?

Wednesday, November 21


Dr. Nakamats, the Man With 3300 Patents to His Name

A profile of Sir Dr. NakaMats, who claims to have invented over 3,000 things, including the floppy disk and karaoke machine.


Fort Bragg's Deadly Summer

Looking for answers following a mysterious string of slayings and suicides at the base.


The Making of The Chronic

An oral history of the Dr. Dre album.


A Woman Entering a Taxi in the Rain

A profile of photographer Richard Avedon from early in his career.

Tuesday, November 20


The Tunnels of Gaza

Life and death in an underground economy.

Longform Podcast #17: Joshua Davis

Joshua Davis is a contributing editor at Wired and author of the new ebook John McAfee's Last Stand.

"This is a pretty unique situation [for me]. Never has a multimillionaire tech pioneer gone on the lam for a murder and called me from hiding. Yeah, this is a first."

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