65 articles

Could Running For President Destroy Ben Carson's Legacy?

Once a “folk hero,” Carson has become controversial. And his social conservative stances puzzle his former colleagues.


How I Learned To Be OK With Feeling Sad

It wasn’t easy, or cheap.


Fostering Profits

America’s biggest for-profit foster care agency has a history of abuse, neglect, and even deaths to account for.


When Children With Autism Grow Up

Adult life for the autistic is littered with misunderstandings, anger, and group homes.


How Men's Rights Leader Paul Elam Turned Being A Deadbeat Dad Into A Moneymaking Movement

An investigation into the past of a prominent voice in the men’s rights movement.


The Gacy Files

Eight of serial killer John Wayne Gacy’s victims remained a mystery, 35 years after his conviction. One man made it his mission to identify them.

Our full archive of serial killer stories.


Big Mother Is Watching You

The promises and pitfalls of self-tracking devices and apps.

Previously: Anne Helen Peterson on the Longform Podcast.


Tasers, Drones, and Cold Chicken

Inside the multibillion-dollar business of keeping foreigners out of America.


How Young Thug Got Trapped By A $15,000 Advance From A Major Label

360 degree deals and the music industry’s new hostages.


My Last Day in Yemen

A journalist on the lingering effects of escaping a kidnapping.


The Con Artist Hired to Clean Ebola

During the financial crisis, Sal Pane ran a multimillion-dollar mortgage scam. A few years later, with the help of some high-profile media appearances and a dead man's resume, he won the government contract to clean up Ebola in New York.

Plus: Our complete archive of articles about con men.


What Having an Abortion in 1959 Was Like

A grandmother tells her story.