A profile of Jobs. The themes: immortality, relinquishing control, and how being adopted affected his choices for Apple. The lede: “One day, Steve Jobs is going to die.”
Monday, January 17
A profile of the Time Man of the Year for 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Fifteen years ago, Sherry Turkle developed a little crush on a robot named Cog. Since then, the MIT professor has been studying our ever-increasing emotional reliance on technology. She’s not optimistic about where we’re headed.
A famed attorney begins a transformation away from being a man; and dies after a companion shoves her under an oncoming train.
On the late comedian Bill Hicks, just as a performance on Letterman is deemed unfit for network TV.
Sunday, January 16
The transfiguration of Jared Loughner.
Friday, January 14
Searching for Jimmy Robinson, a boxer who fought Muhammad Ali in 1961, then disappeared.
George Lois never actually worked at Esquire, he simply designed the most iconic magazine covers of the 60s as a moonlighting gig while revolutionizing (and, generally pissing off) the advertising industry by day.
The decline of the American autopsy and what it says about modern medicine.
How a young state rep from Missouri, seemingly guaranteed political greatness, ended up behind bars.
Thursday, January 13
How the social networks that popped up in Facebook’s absence—the site is not available behind the Great Firewall—are changing Chinese culture.
How a burst blood vessel transformed the mind of a deliberate, controlled chiropractor into that of an utterly unfiltered, massively prolific artist.