Saturday, July 21
An interview with the novelist.
Police and scientists investigate an outbreak.
Friday, July 20
What became of Annie Moore, the first person to arrive on Ellis Island?
Three years after her gold-medal performance – and amidst rumors of a fall from grace – the author travels to Transylvania to track down gymnast Nadia Comaneci. He also enjoys several drinks with her coach, Bela Karolyi.Part of our Olympics primer, on the Longform blog.
Thursday, July 19
David Johnson’s unrequited correspondence with Jay-Z.
Libertarian, futurist, billionaire: a profile of Peter Thiel.
The story of the Norway massacre, as told by the survivors.
Greg Ousley killed his parents and has been locked up for nineteen years.
Is that enough?
“One afternoon about three days ago the Editorial Enforcement Detail from the Rolling Stone office showed up at my door, with no warning, and loaded about 40 pounds of supplies into the room: two cases of Mexican beer, four quarts of gin, a dozen grapefruits, and enough speed to alter the outcome of six Super Bowls. There was also a big Selectric typewriter, two reams of paper, a face-cord of oak firewood and three tape recorders – in case the situation got so desperate that I might finally have to resort to verbal composition.”
Wednesday, July 18
A chess prodigy vanishes.