Just after midnight on April 25th, a Syrian medical technician who calls himself Majid Daraya was sitting at home, in the city of Daraya, five miles from the outskirts of Damascus, when he heard an…
Noah Baumbach, the writer and director, has been more willing than most to think of his films of the past decade—about disappointment, broken families, dying pets—as comedies. When “Greenberg”…
Robert Berman’s English class was a “cult of personality,” one student said. “There was so much desire to please.” Illustration by Owen Freeman.
Short story about a woman from Bangladesh who travels to Rochester, New York, to marry a man she met through the Internet.
Amy Bishop alongside her parents, Judy and Sam, in 1987. Judy calls Amy a “brilliant girl” who “just snapped.”
PUBLISHED: Feb. 11, 2013
LENGTH: 56 minutes (14098 words)
When I was seven, I committed one of my first conscious acts of rebellion: I snuck down to the basement to watch Beverly Hills, 90210. In the first episode I saw, teenagers Kelly Taylor, a sultry…
LENGTH: 8 minutes (2212 words)
Bourdin once wrote, When you fight monsters, be careful that . . . you do not become one. Photograph by Fran ois-Marie Banier.
Dharun Ravi grew up in Plainsboro, New Jersey, in a large, modern house with wide expanses of wood flooring and a swimming pool out back. Assertive and athletic, he used…