Wednesday, November 12

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"Did You Ever Mind It?"

Thoughts on race and adoption.

Tuesday, November 11

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Double Jeopardy

A jury recommends life in prison; the judged orders a death sentence.

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Tristan Walker: The Visible Man

On an African-American entrepreneur and race in Silicon Valley.

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Hello, My Name Is Stephen Glass, and I’m Sorry

Sixteen years after he was exposed as the most fraudulent journalist of his generation, Stephen Glass is confronted by an old friend.

Monday, November 10

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A Birth Story

Fuck everything, I thought. Bring on the cascading interventions. And they came.”

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How Detroit Was Reborn

The inside story of how the city, broke and bleak and nearing the edge, saved itself.

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Unravelling the Mystery Behind L'Wren Scott's Path to Self-Destruction

L’Wren Scott went from bullied Mormon teen to international model to Hollywood stylist to fashion designer, becoming Mick Jagger’s girlfriend in the process. In March, she took her own life.

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All Dressed Up For Mars and Nowhere to Go

Mars One says it will send four people to colonize the planet by 2025. The company claims more than 200,000 have paid to apply for the privilege. But a deep look at Mars One’s plan and its finances reveals that not only is the goal a longshot, it might be a scam.

Sunday, November 9

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Jeremiah Tower's Invincible Armor of Pleasure

He was America’s first celebrity chef, setting the hedonistic tone of California cuisine in the ’70s and ’80s. Then Jeremiah Tower lost his restaurant and ended up in Mexico, exiled from the booming culinary culture he helped create. Now, at 71, he’s coming home to take over the kitchen at Tavern on the Green.