The soul of an octopus.
The soul of an octopus.
Matthew Weigman was blind, overweight, 14, and alone. He could also do anything he wanted with a phone. Sometimes that meant calling Lindsay Lohan. Other times it meant sending a SWAT team to an enemy’s door.
Jerome Jacobson and his network of mobsters, psychics, strip club owners, and drug traffickers won almost every prize for 12 years, until the FBI launched Operation ‘Final Answer.’
His brain and body shattered in a horrible accident as a young boy, Bret Dunlap thought just being able to hold down a job, keep an apartment, and survive on his own added up to a good enough life. Then he discovered running.
A profile of John McCain during the 2000 presidential race.
A few Silicon Valley executives are experimenting with mortality. “I don’t want death to be such a downer,” says one.
A profile of Paul Manafort, “a great normalizer of corruption” who “weakened the capital’s ethical immune system.”
A year-by-year walk through of the decade that birthed a mainstream culture called ‘Alternative’ and the bands that were deified and destroyed by it.
The strange life of a 16-year-old model.
An adventure on an Alaskan glacier with a new best friend.
On the life and career of Richard Pryor, as he neared the end of both.
For the past 16 months, he had worked as a mole, posing as a militant jihadist in the Islamic State while passing critical information to a secret branch of Iraq’s national intelligence agency. His record was stunning: He had foiled 30 planned vehicle-bomb attacks and 18 suicide bombers, according to Abu Ali al-Basri, the agency’s director. Captain Sudani also gave the agency a direct line to some of the Islamic State’s senior commanders in Mosul.
A profile of Marlon Brando, 33, holed up in a hotel suite in Kyoto where he was filming Sayonara.
The Pentagon’s failed campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan left a generation of soldiers with little to fight for but one another.
Generations of the writer’s family experience the “romantic delusions and hazardous fortunes” of San Francisco.
We knew everything we needed to know, and nothing stood in our way. Nothing, that is, except ourselves.
He is one of the most powerful people in media and has become a prominent voice in the #MeToo movement. Now six women accuse Moonves of harassment and intimidation, and dozens more describe abuse at his company.
A comprehensive history of the case against the Menendez brothers, built primarily on secret audio recording made by their self-promoting therapist.
An essay on understanding our character, worth, and limits.
In short order, eight gay men in Texas were murdered by teenage boys.
A profile of Mister Rogers.
The author travels to Mexico to meet a retired assassin and kidnapper, now himself a target of the cartels that once employed him.
After decades of influence, the media mogul isn’t so much a person as an epoch.
On the enduring appeal of Olive Garden.
A hike gone terribly wrong.