An interview with Murphy at the apex of his power, just before the release of Harlem Nights.
Friday, August 9
“You know a storm is going to be bad, people in Oklahoma will tell you, when Gary England removes his jacket.” A profile of a meteorologist who has worked Tornado Alley for more than 40 years.
The life, work, and early death of writer Shirley Jackson.
“Let me say that again: Hedy Lamarr, arguably the most glamorous star of the pre-war period, also helped invent your cell phone and WiFi connection.”
Thursday, August 8
On the lesbian separatists of the 1970s, who “created a shadow society devoted to living in an alternate, penisless reality.”
Meet Mark Millar, the brains behind our era’s most violent, ingenious comics.
A startup’s rocky search for profitability.
Billy Dillon was about to sign a contract with the Detroit Tigers. Instead he was convicted–wrongly–of first-degree murder and spent the next 27 years in prison.
Wednesday, August 7
On the attempt to rehabilitate Afghanistan’s child jihadis.
How a Peace Corps volunteer turned a high school basketball squad into Afghanistan’s national team.
Sean Flynn is a GQ correspondent and National Magazine Award winner.
"I find it satisfying to be able to give a voice to people that sort of get lost…You know, when these big horrible things happen, and the spotlight is very briefly on them, and then it moves away, and it's not that I'm dragging them out and forcing them to 'Relive your horrible moments!' It's more a thing of, 'If you'd like to relive your horrible moment, if you want people to know what actually happened, talk to me. I will tell your story.'"
Women who left their careers to be stay-at-home mothers reflect on the decision ten years later.