What the Last Nuremberg Prosecutor Alive Wants the World to Know
A conversation with 97-year-old Ben Ferencz.
A conversation with 97-year-old Ben Ferencz.
“This is Britain in 2017. A Britain that increasingly looks like a “managed” democracy. Paid for by a US billionaire. Using military-style technology. Delivered by Facebook. And enabled by us.”
The fall of a famous anchor.
How a tragedy transformed a small town in West Virginia.
The underground culture of big waves and wild times in 1961 Malibu, and the gang of teenage boys who worshiped at the feet of the beach’s dark prince, surfing legend and grifter Miki Dora.
Bangalore was once the icon of a globalized, high tech, utopian future. Now it’s a sign of global catastrophe.
The first piece of gonzo journalism, annotated.
A sniper’s bullet and a long recovery.
On a comic offering portrayals of secular Muslims that American audiences rarely see.
“Robert Victor Sullivan, whom you’ve surely never heard of, was the toughest coach of them all. He was so tough he had to have two tough nicknames, Bull and Cyclone, and his name was usually recorded this way: coach Bob “Bull” “Cyclone” Sullivan or coach Bob (Bull) (Cyclone) Sullivan. Also, at times he was known as Big Bob or Shotgun. He was the most unique of men, and yet he remains utterly representative of a time that has vanished, from the gridiron and from these United States.”
“How do you catch someone up on your entire life?”
To support their families back home, women from the Philippines have found work and a new way of life in Israel. But at what price?
Zukle: The old guy, Bob [Polizos]—I like him, he's a nice guy. When were first getting started, he said, "I like competition." And I said, "Good, because you're gonna get it!" People go over there for $5 steak bites, then they come here for a $500 lap dance.
Polizos: I don't want them here. We are a real restaurant. They're nothing but a whorehouse!
The personal and professional troubles of a Detroit waitress.
Did a school for spies get conned by a fake spook who molested students?
After decades at the fringe, conspiracy theorist and Infowars host Alex Jones helped usher a president into office. Now, the only person standing in Jones’ way is Jones.
What the sensation of uncontrollable itch and the phantom limbs of amputees can tell us about how the brain works.
Samin Nosrat is a food writer, educator, and chef. Her new book is Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking.
“I kind of couldn’t exist as just a cook or a writer. I kind of need to be both. Because they fulfill these two totally different parts of myself and my brain. Cooking is really social, it’s very physical, and also you don’t have any time to become attached to your product. You hand it off and somebody eats it, and literally tomorrow it’s shit. … Whereas with writing, it’s the exact opposite. It’s super solitary. It’s super cerebral. And you have all the time in the world to get attached to your thing and freak out about it.”
Picks on Carlin, Seinfeld, Rivers, Pryor and more.
Why the richest comedian in history keeps working.
A look at the life and career of Richard Pryor as he reached the end.
Carlin on his start, his work, and his addictions.
The rise and fall, and rise and fall, of a legend.
Searching for Dave Chappelle ten years after he left his show.
A young Allen writes jokes for supper club comedians, decides he will never succeed as a performer, does, idolizes and is snubbed by Mort Sahl, and develops the comic persona which will make him a star.
On Sarah Silverman’s stand-up style.
A profile of Larry David, with a focus on his years as a struggling stand-up.
A profile of the reclusive Garry Shandling.
She’s TV’s loudmouth Domestic Goddess, desecrater of our national anthem and most of our notions of good taste. And she has a secret. Meet Baby, Cindy, Susan, Nobody, Joey, Heather and the rest: An adventure in Multiple Personality Disorder.
Remembering the unsparing Patrice O’Neal.
Outtakes from a Rolling Stone profile.
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On the road with the comic after a bitter divorce.
The life cycle of a drilling platform.
A muddy float trip down the Upper Missouri.
“Football as we know it is done, because the lawyers are here.”
How a cabbie came to assist a jail break.
Over the past 15 years, three people have attempted to restore the humor brand to its former glory. What happened instead was direct-to-video movies, lawsuits, crippling debt, and two prison sentences.