What Happened to Obama?
Opinion Drew Westen is a professor of psychology at Emory University and the author of The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation. …
Longreads: Crash kills 4 teens, but there are other casualties
James Patterson rolled over his father's Chevrolet Suburban during a desert road trip with friends. Four of his friends were killed in the crash, and police determined he was drunk.…
Length: 29 minutes (7431 words)
Ian Frazier digs into piggery
Environmental journalists often feel married to the tragic narrative. Pollution, extinction, invasion: The stories are endless, and endlessly the same. Our editors see the pattern and bury us in the…
Published: Sept. 20, 2011
Length: 3 minutes (924 words)
When Grace goes looking for the Traverses’ summer house, in the Ottawa Valley, it has been many years since she was in that part of the country. And, of course, things have changed. Highway 7 now avoids towns that it used to go right through, and it goes straight in places where, as she remembers, there used to be curves. This part of the Canadian Shield has many small lakes, which most maps have no room to identify. Even when she locates Sabot Lake, or thinks she has, there seem to be too many roads leading into it from the county road, and then, when she chooses one, too many paved roads crossing it, all with names that she does not recall. In fact, there were no street names when she was here, more than forty years ago. There was no pavement, either—just one dirt road running toward the lake, then another running rather haphazardly along the lake’s edge.
The Rum Diary Gonzo Channel
Hunter S. Thompson was just 22-years-old in 1959 when he first began writing The Rum Diary, or what he initially called “the great American rum novel.” He envisioned it as something of a contemporary and rum-soaked version of The Great Gatsby, one of Thompson’s favorite books. Based on the time Thompson spent working for an English language newspaper in San Juan, Puerto Rico, The Rum Diary fictionally chronicles the drunken and debauched life of Paul Kemp, an American journalist sauntering through San Juan with a savage lust for women, blood and booze. Once finished, Thompson spent nearly a decade revising and shopping it to publishers before reverting to other projects. It wasn’t until 1998 that Thompson was finally able to publish The Rum Diary.
Length: 1 minutes (490 words)
The Code of the Winklevii
One day in June, the better part of the U.S. Olympic rowing program flew to London for the Henley Royal Regatta in a sudden alpha-male rapture that left behind only the very young, the…
Stolen Bikes – How to Catch a Bike Thief
MOVIES MAKE EVERYTHING LOOK WORSE THAN IN REAL LIFE.I used to stay up late watching the film of my bicycle being stolen. It’s amazing what you notice on the 38th replay of a surveillance tape,…
Length: 22 minutes (5711 words)
Los Angeles L.A. Woman Was the Doors' Bluesy Masterpiece, and Jim Morrison's Kiss-Off to L.A.
By Jeff Weiss published: January 19, 2012 Photo by Paul Ferrara/copyright DMC PHOTO COURTESY OF ELEKTRA RECORDS Click here for "L.A. Woman: Track List,"
Length: 12 minutes (3156 words)
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