A novelist and a psychotherapist discuss truth, fiction and the stories we tell ourselves.
Saturday, October 4
Gamers, celebrities, military veterans, and publicists populate a capitalist future.
Excerpted from Gibson's forthcoming novel.
The fall of Richard Roberts, anointed son and successor of televangelist Oral Roberts, who was fired as president of Oral Roberts University and evicted from the home he’d lived in for nearly 50 years.
Friday, October 3
Ruth Thalí became an overnight sensation on a game show. Then she disappeared.
On Leon Botstein and the future of Bard College, which he has run for four decades.Alice Gregory on the Longform Podcast.
Arlena Lindley’s boyfriend Alonzo Turner beat her for months and murdered her child. So why was she sent to prison for 45 years?
Inside the political battle over reproductive rights in Texas.
Thursday, October 2
On a book of photographs shot by Leni Riefenstahl in the 1950s and 1960s depicting an African tribe.
How the seminal midwestern songwriter behind Songs:Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. descended into dipsomania.
An essay on the pitcher, friendship and death.
“It was offensive to me on a certain level that when Saw and those other movies came out, people said, “Well, torture porn really started with Seven.” Fuck you. There’s enough pervy shit going on in Seven that I don’t have to get on my high horse to defend its artistic sensibilities.”