A professional quarterback who lost a battle with his weight, a hermit who lived off the grid for nearly 30 years and a spy who went far too far — the week's top stories on Longform.
Sunday, August 24
Saturday, August 23
An oddball team of ship salvage mercenaries is tasked with uprighting a tipped two-football-field-long cargo ship before it sinks into the darkness of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands.
Friday, August 22
Bryan Goldberg’s site for women was widely mocked when it launched a year ago. Today it has 15 million readers per month and some of its harshest early critics are on the payroll.
The Wall Street firm that bailed out Robert Mugabe.
Thursday, August 21
Jared Lorenzen was a star quarterback in college. He won a Super Bowl. And just like the author, he has spent his entire life fighting, and losing, a battle with his weight.
When adults like Billy Smolinski go missing, it’s hard to get the authorities involved.
On the comedian’s relationship with his son and how it changed the course of The Cosby Show.
Excerpted from Cosby: His Life and Times.