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Text of Steve Jobs' Commencement address (2005)
This is the text of the Commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered on June 12, 2005. I am honored to be with you today at your commencement...
Published: June 14, 2005
Length: 9 minutes (2272 words)
Short Story by Carol Shields
When he thinks about the people he's known in his life, a good many of them seem to have cultivated some curious strand of asceticism, contrived some gesture of…
Length: 12 minutes (3206 words)
What Happened To Mitrice Richardson?
[Reporting] A recent college graduate, she was jailed briefly for trying to skip out on her dinner tab in Malibu, then freed in the middle of the night in a neighborhood far from home.

She had no car, no ride, no phone, and no money.

When she disappeared, it raised a flurry of questions about how the sheriff’s department handled her case.

The discovery of her body a year later only raised more.

Author: Mike Kessler
Published: Sept. 1, 2011
Length: 37 minutes (9496 words)
by L. E. Miller Years later, Ann saw one of the daughters. She ended up seated beside her on a flight from New York to Chicago, the odds who knows how many million to one. As strangers will in…
Length: 26 minutes (6596 words)
Autistic and Seeking a Place in an Adult World
Tiny sketches of cartoon characters hint at the artistic potential of Justin Canha, 22. More Photos
Author: Amy Harmon
Published: Sept. 17, 2011
Length: 29 minutes (7338 words)
Rolling Stone's 1987 Cover Story
Rolling Stone Magazine Issue #514 Photo by Brian Smale for…
Author: Steve Pond
Length: 21 minutes (5450 words)
In Memory of Troy Davis
I was driven to post this in memory of Troy Davis -- and also in anger, in sadness, in intellectual disgust and moral horror. Davis, who was black, was executed just after 11:00 last night…
Length: 43 minutes (10777 words)
A Third Reich Past: Why I Cannot Answer Questions about My Grandfather
Bestselling Germancrime author Ferdinand von Schirach is the grandson of Baldur von Schirach, who was head of the Hitler Youth. In an essay for SPIEGEL, he writes for the first time about his…
Published: Sept. 23, 2011
Length: 9 minutes (2446 words)
Our Man in Kandahar
Shyly, at times smiling with weak adolescent bravado, the two young men recounted to me how they were beaten and tortured. It was July, and we were sitting at a table in the cavernous…
Length: 22 minutes (5537 words)
Parents of a Certain Age
The first time they had sex, during that initial exploration of unfamiliar flesh, John Ross uttered words to Ann Maloney that would sound to her like prophecy. You have the body of a young girl.…
Author: Lisa Miller
Published: Sept. 25, 2011
Length: 23 minutes (5891 words)
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