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Jason Fagone

12 articles

How a Squad of Ex-Cops Fights Police Abuses

An experiment in public defense.


How Did Michael Strange Really Die in Afghanistan?

A grieving father looks for answers.


The Secret to Getting Top-Secret Secrets

A profile of reporter Jason Leopold, who has reinvented himself after journalistic scandal by becoming what he calls a “FOIA terrorist.”


A Type House Divided

Inside the split of the Hoefler/Frere-Jones typography team.


Birdie Africa: The Lost Boy

What happened to the only child who survived the 1985 MOVE bombing.



Why did Anthony Gatto, the greatest juggler alive—and perhaps of all time—back away from his art to open a construction business?

Previously: Jason Fagone on the Longform Podcast.


The Willy Wonka of Pot

A trip to Hempfest with cannabis breeder DJ Short.


Has Carl June Found a Key to Fighting Cancer?

The long road to a potential breakthrough.


How One Response to a Reddit Query Became a Big Budget Flick

An Iowa dad’s surprisingly short path from commentor to screenwriter.


As Seen on YouTube (and Pretty Much Only on YouTube)

A profile of Vova Galchenko, teenage juggling virtuoso and early viral star.


Teen Mathletes Do Battle at Algorithm Olympics

Inside the world of competitive coding.


The Programmer Saving Our Souls

Are video games capable of emotion?


The Dirtiest Player

In the wake of a brazen but mysterious Philadelphia gunfight, Marvin Harrison, the man who holds the NFL record for receptions in a season, may find himself with a permanent record of a different sort.