A profile of Model View Culture founder Shanley Kane.
Wednesday, July 9
"If you're a writer, and you're not an asshole, you want the maximum number of people to read your stuff. There's nothing wrong with that. There's no great glory in cultivating some niche audience. I do this work because I believe in what I'm doing. I'm not trying to compromise my principles or my standards to get a larger audience. But once I've written the thing of which I feel confident and proud, which I feel is ethically and journalistically sound, I then want the maximum number of people to read it."
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The 50,000-word story of Microsoft’s antitrust case.
A reporter encounters the echoes of family and the struggle for civil rights in Mississippi.
The dispute over what may be the biggest sunken treasure ever found – and who gets to keep it.
Tuesday, July 8
A profile of the boxer Floyd Patterson, after a painful loss to Sonny Liston.
“Does your life have a plot? It has characters. There is a narrative. There’s a lot of story, a lot of character. But plot? Eh, no.”
A profile of anthropologist Nancy Scheper-Hughes, who has spent her career uncovering a hidden global market in human flesh.
Monday, July 7
How Javaris Crittenton went from basketball phenom to standing trial on a murder charge.
There’s an angel saving jumpers on an infamous bridge in China.
Previously: Michael Paterniti on the Longform Podcast.
How the Ebola virus works.
Previously: The Longform Guide to Disease.