“I’m questioning the values on which this country thinks of itself as being based.” James Baldwin’s landmark 1968 interview about race relations in America.
The history and future of the American mail system, an incredible story from 2013 that is relevant once again.
If subscription-based businesses can let us use our time more efficiently, then why was this subscriber not using her time for anything more than scrolling through her feeds, imagining future life-optimization?
“In the days before he went into lockdown, John J. Lennon sent this dispatch from Sing Sing, on how the maximum-security prison was preparing for the inevitable arrival of COVID-19.”
One-time New York Post reporter Kate Storey takes a deep dive into the history of the paper’s powerful gossip column, examining how it’s adapted since its founding in 1977, into the age of social media and #MeToo.
Huey Lewis, the polo-shirted, red-suited king of the charts during the last throes of pop monoculture in the 1980s, is struggling with hearing problems as he enters his 70s.
Obsessed with standing at the geographic center of the U.S. in Lebanon, Kansas, a curious adventurer drives 2,000 miles alone on U. S. Route 83, despite peoples’ warnings. Why? Even he wondered. “Maybe this trip is not the best idea I ever had,” he thought. “What is the best idea I ever had? How good was the best idea I ever had? Have I already had the best idea I’m ever going to have?” This is a journey through America as much as through his own psyche.
“The T150, chassis number 90108, however, now holds another distinction: It was stolen in one of the boldest automobile heists in history. In fact, one of the most brazen and spectacular heists of any kind at all. And Joe Ford, a P.I. from Fort Lauderdale nursing a Corona who has to get home to walk his girlfriend’s teacup poodle after she goes to work, is working his ass off to get it back.”
At Esquire, Bruce Springsteen talks to Michael Hainey about Trump’s divisive politics, raising kids to become solid citizens, how to learn to deal with the baggage of your upbringing to be the person you truly want to be, and how, at age 69 after two serious bouts of depression, he’s still figuring it all out, just like the rest of us.