What Happens to American Myth When You Take the Driver Out of It?
On culture and the driverless car.
On culture and the driverless car.
The story of an 86-year-old Norwegian man who tired to circumnavigate the globe, solo, in an engineless sailboat he built himself.
How a pair of HGTV stars are trying to renovate the reputation of Waco, Texas.
A harrowing journey through Alaskan waters in an ancient tugboat.
On the Italian island Lampedusa— “politically Europe, but geographically Africa”—as a wave of African immigrants is due to arrive from Libya by boat, ruining the tourist season.
A bus tour through Israel with a conservative radio host and 450 of his biggest fans.
A day and a night in 1960s Greenwich Village.
A writer who went astray takes a road trip through the ruins of the American West.
Thirteen years ago, Chris Velten disappeared while retracing the travels of explorer Mungo Park in Africa. He hadn’t been heard from at all — until he sent a friend request.
The author takes a trip to HempCon with her anxious, insomniac, ultra-Orthodox Jewish mother.
A stroll through Tokyo’s Tsukiji, the world’s largest seafood market, and the mecca of the global sushi trade.
A visit to the American base in Antarctica, an “open-air museum of prefabricated regret.”
Scenes from a class conflict playing out between millionaires and billionaires on Hawaii’s Big Island.
What increased tourism means for the people of the Northwest Passage.
Eva Holland is a Longform editor.
Happiness is a warm pool.
After too many tragedies, a veteran guide may turn his back on the mountain.
“I never got the ‘I’ve never seen a black woman, let me touch your hair’ vibe, it was more just like, ‘Hi, attractive person, let’s do this.’”
A helicopter pilot crash-lands in the Arctic.
If you don’t get sick, was it really a vacation?
A trip to Japan and a glimpse of our automated future.
An attempt to make sense of the dog meat industry in Vietnam, an unregulated maze of black market slaughterhouses, home restaurants, and thieves who are often murdered in the open when caught stealing the family pet.
Paris Hilton, Princeton phonies, and the prince who blew through billions—a collection of articles on young money.
“They cruise the city in chauffeured cars, blasting rap, selling pot to classmates. How some of New York’s richest kids joined forces with some of its poorest.”
Georgia and Patterson Inman, 15-year-old twins, are the only living heirs to the $1 billion Duke tobacco fortune. They are also emotional wrecks who have barely survived a hellacious childhood.
On the brother of the Sultan of Brunei, Prince Jefri Bolkiah, who has “probably gone through more cash than any other human being on earth.”
An overachiever on what he did and didn’t learn at Princeton.
A profile of Paris Hilton at the height of her fame.
An invite-only social network for Georgetown assholes.
How two sisters, heirs to the Bronfman fortune, may have blown $100 million supporting the cult-like group NXIVM.
A profile of Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, the Malibu-dwelling, “fantastically corrupt” dictator-in-waiting of Equatorial Guinea. Teodorin, as his friends call him, is considered by U.S. intelligence to be “an unstable, reckless idiot.”
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Training for a Mars mission on a Hawaiian volcano
The idea was to shoot a Neiman Marcus fur catalog in the Andes mountains, not get stranded on them.
“We take the bus when we can’t afford to do anything but disappear.”