On a childhood fascination with the mid-18th century battle.
Monday, August 18
Saturday, August 16
When Kenneth Jarecke photographed the charred remains of an Iraqi soldier during the Gulf War, he thought it might help challenge the popular narrative of a clean, uncomplicated battle. He was wrong.
Wednesday, August 13
Sunday, August 10
Untangling the aftermath of a United States drone strike in Yemen.
Friday, August 8
Following Muammar Qaddafi’s death in 2011, Libya had hundreds of billions of dollars. This is the story of how it was erased.
Previously: David Samuels on the Longform Podcast.
Thursday, August 7
Friday, July 25
How the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 rippled around the world, from the the battlefield of Ukraine to Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam to the White House.
Thursday, July 17
During World War II, the indigenous Aleut people were forced into camps. 10% died.
Wednesday, July 16
A conversation with one of Russia’s “little green men”: a 24-year-old recruited to fight in Eastern Ukraine.
Sunday, July 6
In the latest revelation from Edward Snowden, the U.S. government is shown to collect and retain massive amounts of data on nearly 900,000 people with the most minimal of connections to official NSA targets. The collected information tells our “stories of love and heartbreak, illicit sexual liaisons, mental-health crises, political and religious conversions, financial anxieties and disappointed hopes.”
Tuesday, July 1
A grieving father looks for answers.
Saturday, June 14
How America is trying to fight terrorism in Africa without doing any of the actual fighting.