In the introduction to “Birthday Stories,” a 2004 anthology edited by Haruki Murakami, Murakami writes about the particular weirdness of having his birthday become a public event.
Revisiting Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s 2014 GQ profile of Chris Harrison, the longtime host of ‘The Bachelor.’
Gaby Dunn on the bleak economics of internet fame.
A writer becomes a carrier for the United States Postal Service out of a long-held love for the mail, but instead of a dream job she encounters a dark world of dog bites, labor violations, and screaming supervisors.
Alana Massey writes beautifully about losing faith while at divinity school.
Writing for New York magazine, Steve Fishman tells the story of the most extensive face transplant yet performed, including the entire scalp, ears, and eyelids, and the two men involved.
David Ferry, writing in Outside about the extravagant faux-Egyptian set built for Cecil B. DeMille’s 1923 film “The Ten Commandments.”
Up until Prohibition, Michael Pollan wrote in The Botany of Desire, in rural areas “cider took the place not only of wine and beer but of coffee and tea, juice, and even water.” It’s easy to see why: Until the 1900s, most water was contaminated with bacteria. Beyond issues of sanitation, cider was America’s homegrown answer […]
Looking at the lives of Juilliard graduates, ten years out.
Tracing Raymond Chandler’s early days in L.A.