The brains behind the uncannily accurate Des Moines Register poll.
Wednesday, January 27
Alex Perry, based in England, has covered Africa and Asia for Newsweek and Time. His most recent book is The Rift: A New Africa Breaks Free.
“I got a call from one of my editors in 2003 or 2004, and he said something like, ‘You realize someone has died in the first line of every story you’ve filed for the last eight months?’ And my response was, ‘Of course. Isn’t that how we know it’s important?’ It took me a long time to work out that the importance of a story isn’t established only by death.”
The Los Angeles surgeon who can double your size for $13,000.
Previously: The Longform Guide to the Phallus
Tuesday, January 26
How a father and son solved the mystery of the dinosaurs’ demise.
The search for answers after the worst American rail disaster in decades.
It’s been 46 years since she gave her famous commencement address at Wellesley. What she was trying to say then—that politics is personal, that she believes in human connection above all else—she is trying to say again in 2016. Maybe she’s been trying to say it all along.
Government agencies have been trying to protect children for nearly 200 years. They are still failing.
Monday, January 25
A week on the campaign trail in the coffin-shaped Immortality Bus with Zoltan Istvan, the presidential candidate for the Transhumanist Party.