The political history of Planned Parenthood.
Why people stampede, and what can be done to prevent “crowd disasters.”John Seabrook on the Longform Podcast
A 30-year-old funeral director in LA wants to help the living get closer to death.
Will artificial intelligence bring utopia or destruction?
How the woman who brought Westboro Baptist to Twitter came to question the church’s beliefs.
“Missy (Misdemeanor) Elliott, the twenty-five-year-old hip-hop performer who is energetically redefining the boundaries of rap music, is a singer, a songwriter, an arranger, a producer, and a talent scout. Six months ago, few people outside the music industry had heard of her; six months from now, it will be necessary to pretend that you’ve known about Missy Elliott for years.”
On the history of political polls, which have become more influential and less reliable over time.
Thirty years ago, Elizabeth Haysom and Jens Soering fell in love as freshman at the University of Virginia. It was the same year Haysom’s parents were brutally murdered. Each says the other committed the crime.
On Ahmad Chalabi, the con man who pushed America to war. Chalabi died on Tuesday at the age of 71.
A profile of Henry Hook, the world’s best crossword puzzler, who died this week.
The ridiculousness of trying to rank the best restaurants in the world.