I Am Your Conscious, I Am Love
“A paean 2 Prince.”
“A paean 2 Prince.”
Jay Miscovich spent his life wanting to hunt for treasure. In 2010, after just a few months of trying, he found half a billion dollars worth of emeralds at the bottom of the Atlantic. A few years later he killed himself.
Excerpted from Everyone Leaves Behind a Name, a collection of work by journalist Michael Brick, who died in February at the age of 41. Proceeds from the book go to Brick's wife and children.
A suburban teen attempts to build a reactor, radioactivity ensues.
Letters from a jailed French jihadi.
A doctor who helped pioneer Oregon’s Death With Dignity law receives his own terminal diagnosis.
Traveling by dogsled in the melting Arctic.
On the stories we tell ourselves about happiness and the indecent questions we ask women who decided not to become moms.
Picking up the pieces in Afghanistan.
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The writer’s relationship with two Moroccan prostitutes.
There’s a new endangered species in rural America: veterinarians.
The roots and effects of a biker shootout at the Twin Peaks in Waco, Texas.
The story of H.H. Holmes, America’s first serial killer.
The future of India’s “good minority,” the Parsis.
On Finland, the country most afraid of Russia.
A trip to the Famous Poets Society convention/contest in Reno.
A nation strips 210,000 of citizenship and sets the stage for mass deportations.
A Taliban intelligence chief’s death and resurrection.
Even an “obstructionist bloc” can’t resist handing prosecutors the indictments they want.
Sown by science, a new eco-faith takes root.
"The Colonel went out sailing. He spoke with Turk and Jew . . ."
The early days of electronic spreadsheets and how the tool transformed business.
On cattle auctions, reality TV and coming of age during the Great Recession.
Memories of life as a freshman cheerleader.
Previously: Jeanne Marie Laskas goes behind the scenes with the Cincinnati Ben-Gal cheerleaders.
The writer is reluctantly whisked away to to a small house in upstate New York to attend an ayhuasca ceremony with six strangers.