Thursday, July 16


Deep Intellect

The soul of an octopus.

Wednesday, July 15


Re-Re-Re-Reintroducing Hillary Clinton

How do you rollout a candidate whom everyone thinks they already know?


The Life of an Auschwitz Guard

Oskar Groening, an SS officer whose duties included counting confiscated money, describes his time posted to Auschwitz.

Editor's note: At age 94, Groening was convicted yesterday of 300,000 counts of accessory to murder and sentenced to four years in prison.

The Alphabet of Months

Life with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.


How the Potato Changed the World

A short but comprehensive history of solanum tuberosa.

Tuesday, July 14


The Mysterious Columba Bush

When Jeb Bush married his wife, it was the bravest thing he’d ever done. Her role in his life is still a mystery.


The Battle for the BBC

The broadcasting behemoth is up for a charter renewal in the United Kingdom, and it’s exposing every crack in the organization.


The Hard Truths of Ta-Nehisi Coates

On the modern era’s answer to James Baldwin.


Why Can’t We Stop Cholera in Haiti?

For a time, NGOs thought they’d eradicated the disease. But now it’s back.

Monday, July 13


Eric Holder, Wall Street Double Agent, Comes in From the Cold

The murky legacy of the former Attorney General.


The Really Big One

A giant earthquake is coming to the Northwest. Unfortunately, no one knows when.