Saturday, August 15


Who Killed Rubén Espinosa and Nadia Vera?

“Whenever news of yet another horrifying murder or massacre somewhere in the country breaks, my friends and I often find ourselves asking if Mexico has 'hit bottom' yet... But some crimes move or frighten us in ways we hadn’t anticipated, and the Colonia Narvarte massacre is one of those.”

Friday, August 14


Failure Factories

On the failure of schools in Pinellas County, Florida.


Ann Coulter Is a Human Being

Hanging out with one of America’s most hated pundits.


Crack, a Tiffany Drug at Woolworth Prices

Observations at the dawn of an epidemic.


Man vs. Machine

A man had a gift for teaching people to beat the polygraph. Now he’s going to prison.

Thursday, August 13


The Master of the Murder Castle

The story of H.H. Holmes, America’s first serial killer.


Coming to America

The difference between being African and being African-American.


ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape

The system of organized sexual slavery at the heart of ISIS.

Rukmini Callimachi on the Longform Podcast

Fiction Pick of the Week: "Dark Air"

A trip to the country turns into nightmare beset by mysterious creatures and body transformations.

"When we went over to look at the creature, it was mostly flattened. It looked like a crow, except the feathers had fallen off its back. Underneath, the flesh was scaly and pink. The exposed skin was split in half by a row of translucent spikes. The spikes were moving slightly, pointing first in this direction, then in that. The smell made me wrinkle my nose. It was an oddly sweet smell to find outdoors, like an open vat of lollipop flavoring."


Jerry Heller Expresses Himself

Catching up with N.W.A’s controversial former manager.

Wednesday, August 12


The Ghosts of Pickering Trail

Only after buying a new home did the Milliken family learn something terrible had happened in it.


The Unretiring Serena Williams

“Richard Williams raised her to go to war with the world. Post-tennis, she plans to live in it.”