The Longform Guide to Uncooperative Subjects
Frank Sinatra Has a Cold
Talese never got an interview with Ol’ Blue Eyes, but, as he told his editor, after three months of reporting he may have gotten something more elusive: “the truth about the man.”
Watching Matt Drudge
Searching for the hermetic media giant.
The Final Comeback of Axl Rose
Four years after a disastrous MTV performance had led him to avoid the public, Rose was back on stage—Asian guru and secret oxygen chamber in tow.
The Man in the Glass House
A pilgrimage to J.D. Salinger’s New Hampshire home.
Finding Goatse: The Mystery Man Behind the Most Disturbing Internet Meme in History
Searching for Kirk Johnson, whose ass was one of the Internet’s earliest memes.