Little Girl Lost
In a matter of months she became one of the world’s most famous porn stars. Three years later, she was dead. The rise and fall of Savannah.
Once Upon a Jihad
Life and death with the young and radicalized.
The Killing Season
In 1975, the grisly double murder of a 24-year-old woman and her young daughter turned a small Colorado town on its head. For the two inexperienced detectives assigned to the case, it was a chance to prove their mettle. But what happens when everyone is suspect and nobody is guilty?
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Looking for Hemingway
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 Bug in the System
Why last night’s chicken made you sick.
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
The secret diary of Nina Simone.
Playboy Interview: Frank Sinatra
“I don’t know what other singers feel when they articulate lyrics, but being an 18-karat manic-depressive and having lived a life of violent emotional contradictions, I have an overacute capacity for sadness as well as elation. I know what the cat who wrote the song is trying to say. I’ve been there—and back. I guess the audience feels it along with me. They can’t help it. Sentimentality, after all, is an emotion common to all humanity.”
Women at Work
Interviews with a receptionist, a factory worker, and others about life on the job.
Big Pothead vs. Big Pot
In what will likely be his last political act, Willie Nelson declares war on corporate marijuana.
Mr. Bad News
A profile of New York Times obituary writer Alden Whitman.
The Man Who Never Was
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.
Death of a Playmate
Dorothy Stratten was the focus of the dreams and ambitions of three men. One killed her.
The winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing, available online for the first time.
The Lost Buddhas of Bamiyan
Picking up the pieces in Afghanistan.
The Last Secrets of Skull and Bones
Investigating an infamous Yale secret society.
Friday Night Lights
On the start of the high school football season in Odessa, Texas. An adaptation published alongside the release of Bissinger’s 1990 book of the same name, which led to the movie and the show.
My 51 Years (and Counting) at Fortune
A reporter’s memories from a half-century of covering business.
Scott Storch, a producer who earned six figures for beats he made in less than an hour, was worth an estimated $70 million. Then he blew it all in a bizarre cocaine binge.
The True Story of the Manson Murders
An excerpt from the best-selling true crime book of all time.
Joey Biden, He Could Really Talk
The very early life of Joe Biden.
Fly Trans-Love Airways
Rebellious teens on the Sunset Strip.
The Pious Spy
A Taliban intelligence chief’s death and resurrection.
An orphan named Patience and an argument for open immigration.
Mithradates of Fond du Lac
A weekend with the only person on Earth who can survive five venomous snakebites in 48 hours.
The Miami Connection
Billionaire Marcelo Claure wants to help David Beckham bring professional soccer to South Florida. He just doesn't want to talk about it.