The Trouble With Johnny Depp

“Multimillion-dollar lawsuits, a haze of booze and hash, a marriage gone very wrong, and a lifestyle he can’t afford – inside the trials of Johnny Depp.”

Source: Rolling Stone
Published: Jun 21, 2018
Length: 41 minutes (10,398 words)

Chris Rock in a Hard Place: On Infidelity, His New Tour and Starting Over

Stephen Rodrick goes on tour with the comedian as Rock grapples with post-divorce life and preparations for a new comedy special.

Source: Rolling Stone
Published: May 3, 2017
Length: 24 minutes (6,227 words)

The Radical Crusade of Mike Pence

A deep look into the career and voting record of Vice President Mike Pence during his time in Indiana government.

Source: Rolling Stone
Published: Jan 23, 2017
Length: 26 minutes (6,556 words)

Bob Timberg’s Scars

“Robert ‘Bob’ Timberg’s funeral was Sunday in Annapolis. He was 76 and the bravest man I knew.”

Source: Slate
Published: Sep 12, 2016
Length: 6 minutes (1,568 words)

The Prophet Motive

Dan Price made headlines last year and was lauded as a hero when he announced that he was cutting his executive salary at his Seattle company to raise the minimum salary at his company to $70K a year for all employees. But a lawsuit from his brother, allegations of abuse from his ex-wife, and negative stories from ex-employees have painted a much different picture of the CEO.

Source: Esquire
Published: Aug 3, 2016
Length: 20 minutes (5,065 words)

Being Ringo: A Beatle’s All-Starr Life

After five decades, Richard Starkey is finally getting his solo moment in the sun.

Source: Rolling Stone
Published: Apr 15, 2015
Length: 22 minutes (5,700 words)

The Nerd Hunter

How “Freaks and Geeks” casting director Allison Jones is reshaping American comedy, one outsider at a time.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Apr 6, 2015
Length: 25 minutes (6,490 words)

Fleetwood Mac’s Mad Hatter

Mick Fleetwood is still having the time of his life.

Source: Men’s Journal
Published: Sep 22, 2014
Length: 17 minutes (4,366 words)

The Magical Stranger: A Son’s Journey Into His Father’s Life

The first chapter from The Magical Stranger, Stephen Rodrick’s memoir about his father, squadron commander and Navy pilot Peter Rodrick. Our thanks to Rodrick for sharing it with the Longreads community.

Source: Longreads
Published: Jun 10, 2014
Length: 11 minutes (2,779 words)

Longreads Best of 2013: Here Is What Happens After You Write a New York Times Story About Lindsay Lohan

Stephen Rodrick (@stephenrodrick) is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, contributing editor for Men’s Journal and author of The Magical Stranger.

Source: Longreads
Published: Dec 27, 2013