Monday, November 3



Witnessing one of deadliest landslides in American history.


The Duke of Doubt

A profile of Chris Rock as he makes one last attempt to jump from standup to leading man.

Previously: The Longform Guide to Standups.


On Kindness

A son’s love letter to his sick mom.

Previously: Cord Jefferson on the Longform Podcast.

Sunday, November 2


Charlie Manson’s Home on the Range

George Spahn and his California ranch, before and after the Manson family showed up.


Marathon Man

The strange case of Kip Litton, road race fraud.

Plus: Our complete archive of articles about running.


Stephen King: The Rolling Stone Interview

The author on why he belives in God (“It makes things better”), the perils of writing high (“Annie Wilkes is cocaine, she was my number-one fan”) and what he thinks of other writers (“Hemingway sucks, basically”).

Saturday, November 1


Why Innocent People Plead Guilty

A judge on the history and injustice of the plea bargain in America.


Fiction Pick of the Week: "How to Identify Birds in the Wild"

A story of bird and human patterns.

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Dunkin' and the Doughnut King

Ted Ngoy overcame poverty and escaped genocide, made a fortune off doughnuts and gambled it all away. Now he’s back on top, with hundreds of shops in California, but under attack from Dunkin’ Donuts.

Friday, October 31

The Perfect App for Weekend Reading

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