“It never really worked for me to have long arguments about motivation. I think looking at your own life, on- and offscreen, you can motivate anything, or you can delude yourself into anything.”
Thursday, April 7
Wednesday, April 6
Elizabeth Gilbert has written for Spin, GQ, and The New York Times Magazine. She is the author of several books, including Eat, Pray, Love.
“I call it the platinum rule. The golden rule is do unto others as you would have them do unto you, but the platinum rule is even higher: don’t be a dick.”
Frankie Manning was the greatest swing dancer alive. Then the world forgot about him.
Welcome to Wakaliwood, where a resourceful producer in the slums of Kampala makes action movies like Who Killed Captain Alex? Uganda’s First Action Movie for about $200 apiece.
After too many tragedies, a veteran guide may turn his back on the mountain.
Tuesday, April 5
Fifty years ago, Geraldo Foos bought the Manor House Motel. While his customers had sex, he watched from above and took scrupulous notes. Only three people in the world knew what he was doing: Foos, his wife, and the author.
A profile of Broadway producer Jeffrey Seller, whose show makes more than $500,000 in profit every week.
How America’s first serial killer terrorized the city of Austin on Christmas Eve, 1885.
Excerpted from The Midnight Assassin.
A speech on the value of being alone with your thoughts, delivered to the plebe class at West Point.
Monday, April 4
On a company that provides fake paparazzi, pretend campaign supporters, and counterfeit protesters on demand.