Wednesday, June 20


Sleeping With Weapons

The bizarre story of the disappearance of “downtown legend” John Lurie after a former friend resolved to take his life.


My Mother, My Daughter

“My mother became my daughter when I was nine years old.”


Why Go Out?

A lecture on attempting to quit people and stay home:

Why go out? Because if what we want more than anything is to attain self-confidence, health, energy, and peace of mind, we should stay in. We could be like little Buddhas, meditating and masturbating and watching TV. And we could imagine ourselves to be brilliant, and kind, and good lecturers, and good listeners, and utterly loving – and there’d be no way to prove it otherwise.

Tuesday, June 19


The “Me” Decade And The Third Great Awakening

Americans learn to love themselves.


The Monster of Florence

An American mystery writer and an Italian journalist join forces to identify a serial killer that targeted couples having sex in cars in the rolling hills above Florence.



The fifty-year battle over where we store our nuclear remains.

Monday, June 18


Project Knuckleball

Vindication for an awkward art.


Of Flying Cars and the Declining Rate of Profit

How technological progress slowed from its 20th-century peak, why we’ve shifted from changing reality to simply simulating reality, and whether capitalism is the true culprit.


‘I Just Want to Feel Everything’

A profile of Fiona Apple.


Riot Baby

On a child born during the L.A. riots, and South Central a decade later.