On the parallel sadness of Thom Gunn and Elizabeth Bishop.
Tuesday, April 14
The woman that the mixed martial arts star beat nearly to death tells her side of the story.
The man who killed John Wilkes Booth was a eunuch. By choice.
The writer’s obsession with a genus of snake known as “indigo.”
Monday, April 13
Tracing the 3,339 miles the Canadian ran in 1980, on one good leg and one prosthetic limb.
John Barrymore once had a totem pole on his Beverly Hills estate. But where did it come from?
Joan Didion versus the boys on the bus:
American reporters “like” covering a presidential campaign (it gets them out on the road, it has balloons, it has music, it is viewed as a big story, one that leads to the respect of one’s peers, to the Sunday shows, to lecture fees and often to Washington), which is one reason why there has developed among those who do it so arresting an enthusiasm for overlooking the contradictions inherent in reporting that which occurs only in order to be reported.
An interview with the author, who died Monday.
The “zone of sacrifice” that is Oxnard, California, where low-income workers are paying the price for pesticide use and chemical dumping.
Sunday, April 12
In 1965, a mother was charged with killing her 5-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter in Queens. Fifty years later, it still isn’t clear if she did it.
Fake news stories. Doctored photographs. Staged TV clips. Armies of paid trolls.