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Jason Fagone

12 articles
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How a Squad of Ex-Cops Fights Police Abuses

An experiment in public defense.

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How Did Michael Strange Really Die in Afghanistan?

A grieving father looks for answers.

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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.”

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A Type House Divided

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

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Birdie Africa: The Lost Boy

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

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Dropped

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.

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The Willy Wonka of Pot

A trip to Hempfest with cannabis breeder DJ Short.

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Has Carl June Found a Key to Fighting Cancer?

The long road to a potential breakthrough.

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

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

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

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

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Teen Mathletes Do Battle at Algorithm Olympics

Inside the world of competitive coding.

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The Programmer Saving Our Souls

Are video games capable of emotion?

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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.