Monday, June 15


Rise of al-Qaida Sahara Terrorist

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.

At Rest in the Fields

A dispatch from Eloise Woods, a natural burial ground where bodies are consigned directly to the earth.


The Death Treatment

The legalizing of euthanasia is usually seen as a advancement in human rights. But is it appropriate for cases of non-terminal illness?


A Sentimental Education

The actress Tilda Swinton found herself dissatisfied with the schools available for her twins. So she founded her own.

Sunday, June 14


The Cult of Jurassic Park

On the enduring appeal, both amateur and academic, of man vs. dinosaur.


The New Normal

Scenes of grief, from the sister of comedian Harris Wittels.


American Hippopotamus

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.


VNYL Sliding

The comic failings of a Kickstarter project that promised a “Netflix for vinyl.”

Saturday, June 13



Tracing Europe’s migrant crisis to organized crime.


The True Story of the Manson Murders

An excerpt from the best-selling true crime book of all time.