“How two first-time screenwriters, a guy from Montana, and a pair of up-and-coming movie stars made the greatest poker movie ever.”
A personal essay in which Diane Mehta tries to manage anxiety with meditation that requires her to discard all her memories.
“I watch the night sky and wait, for any touch that feels deliberate because I want to be reasonable. I want to be sure before I rise up out of my seat like a viper to strike, injecting him with venom of bitter revenge. I won’t not do anything this time.”
In 2006, a high school student in Arlington, Texas named Amber Wyatt reported that she had been raped by two classmates. Authorities failed to help her and she was ostracized by her community. Twelve years later, Wyatt’s case remains unresolved, a troubling reminder that justice doesn’t always find a way.
Sometimes trash washes ashore after a huge tropical storm. Sometimes opportunists do.
Serial relocation of the semi-nomadic, reindeer-herding Evenki is not only destroying their culture and language, it’s endangering the reindeer as a species. Who’s to blame? The Chinese government, who has insisted on relocating the Evenki herders three times since 1949.
Actor, writer, and producer Rob Delaney shares his family’s gut-wrenching experience with a sick child.
Cisco, Utah isn’t a ghost town. Thirty-four year old Eileen Muza lives there, for now.
“Years from now, we will look back in horror at the counterproductive ways we addressed the obesity epidemic and the barbaric ways we treated fat people—long after we knew there was a better path.”
“Believers in capitalist liberal democracies may cluck at the over-the-top Maoist inquisitions devoted to revolutionary self-criticism, but our society encourages us to practice the same extravagant self-loathing, only privately.”