A profile of Moktar Belmoktar, Al-Qaida’s “most difficult employee,” who was responsible for a major attack on an Algerian BP plant and, according to U.S. and Libyan forces, was killed in an air strike on Sunday.Rukmini Callimachi on the Longform Podcast.
Monday, June 15
A dispatch from Eloise Woods, a natural burial ground where bodies are consigned directly to the earth.
In 1960, the average major corporation lasted for 60 years. Today, it’s done after 15.
The legalizing of euthanasia is usually seen as a advancement in human rights. But is it appropriate for cases of non-terminal illness?
The actress Tilda Swinton found herself dissatisfied with the schools available for her twins. So she founded her own.
Sunday, June 14
On the enduring appeal, both amateur and academic, of man vs. dinosaur.
A hundred years ago, in the midst of an American food crisis, two spies who had once sworn to kill each other came together with a plan to feed America: hippo meat.
The comic failings of a Kickstarter project that promised a “Netflix for vinyl.”
Saturday, June 13
An excerpt from the best-selling true crime book of all time.