Friday, October 30


Lunch With the FT: Sepp Blatter

The disgraced former FIFA president tries to defend himself while eating boiled beef.

Thursday, October 29


The Riddler

A profile of Henry Hook, the world’s best crossword puzzler, who died this week.


The State v. Robertson

How one woman’s sexual assault by four University of Oregon football players in 1980 unwittingly led to the state’s expansive free speech protections.

Wednesday, October 28


The Hateful Life and Spiteful Death of the Man Who Was Vigo the Carpathian

“Norbert Grupe—a Nazi soldier’s son, boxer, professional wrestler, failed actor, criminal, and miserable human being who was never so happy as when he could make someone hate him—was once a man so beautiful that other men wanted to paint him.”

Sunday, October 25


The Man Who Never Was

Todd Marinovich was engineered from birth to be the greatest quarterback of all time. He ended up doing heroin in the locker room. A 2010 National Magazine Award winner, reprinted on Longform.


Forces of Character

What Gregg Popovich, 5-time NBA champion coach, looks for in players.

Saturday, October 24


How Did Lamar Odom Fall So Far?

Everything that happened before former NBA star Lamar Odom suffered multiple strokes on the floor of a Pahrump brothel.

Tuesday, October 20


Who Killed Lorenzen Wright?

Investigating the unsolved murder of a former NBA player.

Sunday, October 18


The Story Behind Bob Beamon's Miracle Jump and the Only Photo That Mattered

How an amateur photographer documented the greatest achievement in track and field history.

Saturday, October 17


How They Do in Oxford

Race and Ole Miss football.

Thursday, October 15


A Mystery Wrapped Inside an Enigma Shrouded in a Beard

A profile of James Harden, the Houston Rockets shooting guard that just signed a $200 million endorsement deal with Adidas.

Saturday, October 10


The Storm Inside Reggie Jackson

He pauses and glances around him. Just about everyone in the place is aware of him now. When he continues, the voice is still under control, but the eyes have become lasers. “I know that some of the press is out to get me. It’s ’cause I’m more intelligent than they are, I handle myself well, I’m wealthy and I’m black—and there ain’t nothin’ they can do about it.” He flashes his joyless smile