Chuck Berry Goddamn!
The artist at 85.
The artist at 85.
It started with a candle in an abandoned warehouse. It ended with temperatures above 3,000 degrees and the men of the Worcester Fire Department in a fight for their lives.
A profile of Damon Lawner and his mansion.
A profile of Beatty on the heels of Bonnie and Clyde.
How a card-counting former meteorologist from Las Vegas made the first perfect Showcase bid in the 38-year history of The Price Is Right.
Raheel Siddiqui was a young Muslim who dreamed of becoming a Marine. At twenty, he started basic training at Parris Island, where barking drill sergeants transform callow recruits into elite killing machines. Less than two weeks after he arrived, Siddiqui suffered a mysterious and fatal fall. The Marine Corps says he committed suicide, but some think more sinister forces led to his death.
Not all that long ago, as the editor in chief of Gawker.com, Daulerio was among the most influential and feared figures in media. Now the forty-two-year-old is unemployed, his bank has frozen his life savings of $1,500, and a $1,200-per-month one-bedroom is all he can afford. He's renting here, he says, to be near the counselors and support network he has come to rely on lately.
When the author’s wife was dying, his best friend moved in.
A report from inside the FBI.
A Montana sheriff and a manhunt in the mountains.
A profile of Roseanne Barr and her multiple personalities.
When the Champ met Castro.
The life, death, and ghost of a catcher.
How phone phreakers, many of them blind, opened up Ma Bell to unlimited free international calling using a technical manual and a toy organ.
On George Plimpton and the founders of The Paris Review.
Early in the fifties another young generation of American expatriates in Paris became twenty-six years old, but they were not Sad Young Men, nor were they Lost; they were the witty, irreverent sons of a conquering nation.
A day after William Faulkner’s funeral and a few weeks before James Meredith became the first African-American student to register at the University of Mississipi, the author arrived in Oxford to cover the Dixie National Baton Twirling Institute.
A profile of New York Times obituary writer Alden Whitman.
Todd Marinovich was engineered from birth to be the greatest quarterback of all time. He ended up doing heroin in the locker room. A 2010 National Magazine Award winner, reprinted on Longform.
He pauses and glances around him. Just about everyone in the place is aware of him now. When he continues, the voice is still under control, but the eyes have become lasers. “I know that some of the press is out to get me. It’s ’cause I’m more intelligent than they are, I handle myself well, I’m wealthy and I’m black—and there ain’t nothin’ they can do about it.” He flashes his joyless smile
Investigating an infamous Yale secret society.
On the 1915 hanging of Leo Frank in Marietta, Georgia.
Personalized medicine may one day deliver routine medical miracles. But it wasn’t ready in time for Stephanie Lee.
The North Korean dictator kidnaps a famous actress and her film director husband, then invites them to dinner to chat about it.
A profile of pre-Late Night David Letterman.
George Spahn and his California ranch, before and after the Manson family showed up.