Tuesday, November 17


Q&A: Barack Obama and Bill Simmons

A conversation about leadership, Grantland, regret, and the President’s favorite conspiracy theories.

Monday, November 16


Still Life

On October 17, 1973, John McClamrock was paralyzed playing high school football. Doctors doubted he would make it through the night. But he and his mother refused to give up—for more than three decades.



How the woman who brought Westboro Baptist to Twitter came to question the church’s beliefs.


On Gawker’s Problem With Women

A former staffer on how the company failed its female employees.


Playing God

One man’s obsession with his miniature Christmas village.

Sunday, November 15


The Mystery of ISIS

How a tattooed video store clerk with a history of drinking and drug use ended up at an Islamic self-help class leading to the birth of ISIS.

Saturday, November 14


True Believer

Kaskade is a 44-year-old devout Mormon father of three who has never touched a drink. He makes over $500,000 a night as an EDM performer.


English Is Not Normal

How English became the weirdest major language in modern use.

Friday, November 13


How the World's Biggest Bookie was Snared

Paul Phua rose from a Borneo numbers runner to being the biggest bookmaker in the world. Then he found poker.


Can Sylvia Earle Save the Oceans?

“As the world’s best-known oceanographer—Sylvia is to our era what Jacques Cousteau was to an earlier one—she feels a heavy responsibility. In her lifetime, she has seen the ocean damaged in ways humans never thought it could be. The ongoing disaster leaves her mournful, desolate, and sometimes scary to talk to. Since her first dive, in a sponge-diver’s helmet in a Florida river when she was 16, she has spent 7,000 hours, or the better part of a year, underwater.”


Life and Death in a Troubled Teen Boot Camp

A reckless billion-dollar industry that occasionally kills.