Me Talk Presidential One Day
A Bush speechwriter tells all.
A Bush speechwriter tells all.
Walter Benjamin, mp3s, and what collecting says about us.
Anatomy of an international incident; how three idealistic young American hikers wandered across the Kurdistan-Iran border and ended up in Iranian prison charged with spying.
“Fiction writers are good people, usually. There’s a lot of pretenders, but I haven’t met a lot of sons of bitches.”
Putin, Medvedev, and how the Russian security agency FSB became the “new nobility.”
Unruly teens from around the world are kidnapped by parental order and sent to ‘behaviour-modification centers’ like Tranquility Bay, a $40,000/year prison-like compound in Jamaica.
The Wikileaks-released documents regarding the polonium-poisoning assassination of Alexander V. Litvinenko speak to the potential involvement of both British and Russian security agencies and hint at the disappearance of a plane that bore evidence of the transport of polonium.
In 1926, at the age of 12, Barbara Follett published a critically acclaimed novel. Fourteen years later, she disappeared.
A profile of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, written at the midpoint of his career.
A profile of director Sofia Coppola.
The uneasy dance of the architecture critic, the big-name architect, the towering new building, and the city beneath it.
“Look, we all know that every city is unique. That’s all we talk about when we talk about cities, those things that make New York different from L.A., or Tokyo different from Albuquerque. But focusing on those differences misses the point. Sure, there are differences, but different from what? We’ve found the what.”
He called himself “TheNoseDoctor” and performed sinus surgeries, many of them unnecessary, at a maniacal clip. When the whole thing fell apart, he left behind his yacht and family, and disappeared into the Alps.
A jury foreman on the messy effectiveness of the American justice system.
A young girl is reported missing. The detective assigned to her case quickly discovers she’s been gone for years. The story of his search for justice.
“Most cities spread like inkblots; a few, such as Manhattan, grew in linear increments. Paris expanded in concentric rings, approximately shown by the spiral numeration of its arrondissements.”
In 1975, Jackie O., widow to a president and tycoon, decided to become a literary editor.
A working definition of ‘net neutrality’, a bestiary of the major players, and why the issue isn’t a cut and dry case of good vs. evil.
A profile of Winona Ryder.
“My father didn’t believe in things that were a reminder of the past because he had never had things in the past, and, more important, he had never had a past—not a past that mattered, that should be passed on to me, his son.”
A profile of Esquire features writer Chris Jones. Plus: the Jones archive on Longform.org.
On the gap between how the world sees Goldman Sachs and how Goldman Sachs sees itself.
It’s now routine for corporations to outsource the task of generating new ideas. A look at the consulting firms who meet that need.
What it takes to recover from a near-death brawl with a bear.
A (graphically) detailed account of a bear’s attack on a father and daughter hiking in Glacier National Park.