The conspiracy theories surrounding the 1931 death of Hitler’s niece and object of affection.
Saturday, November 30
On the factories of India and the women whose lives they ruin.
Friday, November 29
A Bosnian social psychologist who studies guilt and responsibility in the collective memory (and denial) of Sreberbica, which is “among the most scientifically documented mass killings in history.”
The death of a Russian dissident and how radioactive poison became a tool of assassins.
A profile of the world’s top photo retoucher, who typically can retouch over 100 images in a single issue of Vogue.
Thursday, November 28
A political history of Donald Rumsfeld.
On Silvio Berlusconi’s hedonism.
Berlusconi is Italy’s waning Hugh Hefner, alternately reviled and admired for his loyalty to his own appetites—except that he’s supposed to be running the country.
On heading home for Thanksgiving:
How I envy people who enjoy the company of their parents without the aid of pharmaceuticals.Reprinted from Home for the Holidays and Other Calamities.
Wednesday, November 27
Amy Wallace is an editor-at-large for Los Angeles and a correspondent for GQ .
"I've written about the anti-vaccine movement. I love true crime. I've written a lot of murder stories. The thing that unites all of them—whether it's a celebrity profile or a biologist who murdered a bunch of people or Justin Timberlake—it's almost trite to say, but there's a humanity to each of these people. And figuring out what's making them tick in the moment, or in general, is interesting to me. In a way, that's my sweet spot."
- Wallace on Longform
- [7:00] "Justin Timberlake: #Hashtag of the Year" (GQ • Dec 2013)
- [12:15] "The Comedian's Comedian's Comedian" (GQ • Aug 2010)
- [20:30] "A Very Dangerous Boy" (GQ • Nov 2013)
- [35:15] "Mrs. Hughes Takes Her Leave" (Ron Suskind • Esquire • Jul 2002)
- [37:00] "Valley Girl Interrupted" (Los Angeles • Oct 2001)
- [44:30] "What Made This University Researcher Snap?" (Wired • Feb 2011)
- [44:30] "A Loaded Gun" (Patrick Radden Keefe • New Yorker • Feb 2013)
- [48:15] "Amen! (D'Angelo's Back!)" (GQ • Jun 2012)