Interspersed with memories of his childhood in Africa, Bart Moore-Gilbert searches for information about his deceased father's secretive past as a police officer in colonial India. This essay is excerpted from The Setting Sun: A Memoir of Empire and Family Secrets.
Steve Hendricks looks at why the press loves to hate underdogs, and how their treatment of Bernie Sanders belies the fact that he just might have a shot.
The high-profile murder trial that led to America's first successful insanity plea: It involved a congressman who shot a man he believed was having an affair with his wife.
The story of indie rock music and its influence on culture.
A new collection of stories awarded the 2015 O. Henry Prize.
Eva Holland explores what it means to comprehend and embrace your limits —to know yet avoid the precipice between courage and humility—on a climbing expedition to the Yukon Territories’ famed Cirque of the Unclimbables.