How Gary Gygax, a semi-employed shoe repairman, built and lost the Dungeons & Dragons empire.
How CREW and MUSTIE decide what books stay in a library's circulation.
Excerpted from The Shelf.
In appreciation of meaningful, ubiquitous, enduring applications.
Previously: Paul Ford on the Longform Podcast.
"For 20 beautiful years, my homeland was open and (kind of) free. Now, I fear, it’s closing back up."
Previously: Keith Gessen on the Longform Podcast.
An essay on how to turn a sizable book advance into a sizable debt.
After eight women are murdered in Louisiana, what was initially thought to be the work of a serial killer becomes something much more troubling.
An ambivalent look at Google Glass, the “Model T of wearable computing.”
After 85 years, antibiotics are growing impotent. So what will medicine, agriculture and everyday life look like if we lose these drugs entirely?