A three-part investigation into links between the cocaine trade, Nicaragua’s CIA-backed Contra rebels, and California’s crack epidemic in the 1980s.
Wednesday, October 8
Tuesday, October 7
A pair of gamblers and a glitch too good to last.
“I am having a moment, but I only want more. I need more. I cannot merely be good enough because I am chased by the pernicious whispers that I might only be ‘good enough for a black woman.’”
Monday, October 6
How celebrity-led humanitarian aid exacerbated a crisis.
The story of TWA Flight 841.
Hear Buzz Bissinger discuss this story, a Pultizer finalist now available online for the first time, on the Longform Podcast.
On losing your father, the Facebook generation and the Zen of Eminem — browse our full archive of essays and short stories by Zadie Smith.
Sunday, October 5
The developer responsible for the tallest residential building in New York—the penthouse just sold for $90 million—lives in a two-story house in Queens.
A profile of Prince as Diamonds and Pearls was released, based mostly off a brief phone call, all the access he’ll allow.