Tuesday, February 17


The Holdouts

Turning down the huge amounts of money a fracking contract can offer is always the beginning of a fight.


Brother from Another Mother

Key and Peele try to make comedic sense of America’s confusions about race. Their secret? “Really, there’s no actual strategy.”

Monday, February 16


A Curious Case of Writer's Block

A patient arrives in a therapist’s office complaining of writer’s block. He’s not in search of the talking cure, though.


Seattle, 1974

Finding Culture, with a capital-c, is not as simple as just leaving a city.


The Cabaret Beat

The article that kept the New Yorker alive was written by a debutante. Who happened to be married to Irving Berlin.


And He Shall Lead Them

Lester Cotton’s transformation from reluctant football player to top Alabama recruit, and the hopes and dreams of a neighborhood that ride on his shoulders.

Sunday, February 15


The Days and Nights of an NBA Groupie

The pecking order of All-Star Weekend sex-with-basketball-player-or-rapper hopefuls.


"It’s a Grand, Grand Caper"

David Carr’s advice for the 2014 graduating class at the UC Berkeley School of Journalism.


The Third Revelation of Father John Misty

The many lives of Josh Tillman, who on the way to releasing one of the year’s best albums was “a defiant child of God, a broke dishwasher, a successful drummer, a Dionysian shaman, a failed poet, a drug-hoovering spiritualist, and a gleeful prankster.”

Saturday, February 14


How The New York Times Works

They’re still printing it on paper.


On Sylvia Plath

She was not just a poet, she was an “event” in American literature all by herself.