Sunday, January 17


Ten Days in a Mad-House

A journalist goes undercover in an isolated women’s insane asylum.


City Hall Screwjob

The city of Cleveland is on the hook $18.7 million in judgements for police brutality. They have a plan to get out of paying. And if it works, cities across the country could starting using the same maneuver.

Saturday, January 16


The DIY Scientist, the Olympian, and the Mutated Gene

How a woman whose muscles disappeared discovered she shared a disease with a muscle-bound Olympic medalist.


How It Feels

An essay on depression, art, and growing up.

Friday, January 15


The Ultimate Terrorist Factory

Letters from a jailed French jihadi.


"Yes, and ... No."

How women in the L.A. comedy scene, long pressured to stay quiet about sexual abuse and harassment for the sake of their careers, began to fight back.

Katie J.M. Baker on the Longform Podcast

Thursday, January 14

The 2016 National Magazine Awards Finalists

Feature Writing, Reporting, Essays and Criticism, Public Interest — a full list of the articles nominated today, including work by Kathryn Schulz, Luke Mogelson, Michael Paterniti and more.


Wenner's World

How a hanger-on at the fringe of San Francisco’s rock scene built the Rolling Stone empire.


The Dragnet

After Daniel Rigmaiden was arrested for a multi-million dollar fraud, he didn’t argue that he was innocent. He wasn’t. But he couldn’t understand how he had been caught. Rigmaiden had covered his tracks meticulously — the only way the cops could’ve found him, he realized, was through some secret tracking device that they had never disclosed to the public.

Wednesday, January 13


The Trials of Alice Goffman

A sociologist’s controversial first book and the debate over who gets to speak for whom.