“The problem with Christie isn’t merely that he is a bully. It’s that his political career is built on a rotten foundation.”
Thursday, February 13
Wednesday, February 12
Sex in the Olympic Village.
Previously: The Longform Guide to the Olympics.
David Kushner, a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, has written for The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Wired and The Atavist.
"The minute you see an incredible character, you know. The only thing I can compare it to is bowling, not that I'm much of a bowler. On the few times I've thrown a strike, you know it before it hits the pins."
- Kushner on Longform
- [1:00] "The Bones of Marianna" (The Atavist • Dec 2013)
- [8:15] "The Hacker is Watching" (GQ • Jan 2012)
- [8:15] "The Boy Who Heard Too Much" (Rolling Stone • Aug 2009)
- [8:45] Masters of Doom (Random House • 2003)
- [8:45] Jacked (Wiley • 2012)
- [28:45] "Prepare to Meet Thy Doom" (Wired • May 2003)
- [30:45] "Cormac McCarthy's Apocalypse" (Rolling Stone • Dec 2007)
- [31:00] "Time Tunnels Meet Warped Passages" (IEEE Spectrum • Apr 2006)
- [37:45] "The WikiLeaks Mole" (Rolling Stone • Jan 2014)
- [41:45] Levittown (Walker & Company • 2009)
- [43:30] "I Was a Teenage Freak" (Rolling Stone • Sep 2003)
- [48:00] "Anonymous vs. Steubenville" (Rolling Stone • Nov 2013)
- [49:45] "Dead End on Silk Road" (Rolling Stone • Feb 2014)
- [51:45] "Anonymous vs. Scientology" (Maxim • Jul 2008)
- [54:15] "Sponge-Fraud!" (Vanity Fair • Jun 2012)
- [57:15] Longform Podcast #64: Gay Talese
- [1:00:16] "Machine Politics" (New Yorker • May 2012)
“And yet we live still in Cheney’s world. All around us are the consequences of those decisions.”
A tale of ambition, motherhood and political mythmaking in the race for governor of Texas.
Tuesday, February 11
An investigtion into higher education’s treatment, and often punishment, of mentally ill students.
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Fifty years after Joseph Mitchell published "Joe Gould's Secret" in The New Yorker, one last question about Gould—the identity of his anonymous benefactor—is answered.
In the Winter of 1964, the Fab Four rocket to superstardom in just six weeks.
Monday, February 10
Photographer Trevor Paglen makes art out of government secrets.
Hear Jonah Weiner discuss this article on the Longform Podcast.
In 1995, Ramirez allegedly raped Patricia Esparza. He was tortured and killed weeks later. Now she’s charged with his murder. Is she responsible?