A profile of law professor Dan Kahan, “one of the best-known unknown academics in the country,” who wants to close the communication gap between scientists and the public.
Tuesday, November 4
Fifty years later, the men who stole priceless gems from the Museum of Natural History recall the crime.
What the Chinese education system can teach America about relying on test scores as the main metric of success.
Monday, November 3
A profile of Chris Rock as he makes one last attempt to jump from standup to leading man.
Previously: The Longform Guide to Standups.
A son’s love letter to his sick mom.
Previously: Cord Jefferson on the Longform Podcast.
Sunday, November 2
George Spahn and his California ranch, before and after the Manson family showed up.
The strange case of Kip Litton, road race fraud.
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
A judge on the history and injustice of the plea bargain in America.