The Concussion Diaries: One High School Football Player’s Secret Struggle with CTE

Zac Easter, a former “smashmouth” high school football player, took his own life in the aftermath of suffering five diagnosed concussions during his football career.

Source: GQ
Published: Jan 10, 2017
Length: 34 minutes (8,624 words)

Stage Oddity: The Story of David Bowie’s Secret Final Project

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Cunningham tells the story of his unfinished musical with the late David Bowie.

Source: GQ
Published: Jan 9, 2017
Length: 13 minutes (3,487 words)

The Man Who Cleans Up After Plane Crashes

A look at the work of Robert Jensen, who has built an unusual (and successful) career cleaning up after mass fatalities, from identifying bodies to returning personal belongings to families of the dead.

Source: GQ
Published: Dec 20, 2016
Length: 18 minutes (4,683 words)

Prince’s Closest Friends Share Their Best Prince Stories

An oral history of Prince’s life and career, as told by his friends.

Source: GQ
Published: Dec 8, 2016
Length: 60 minutes (15,000 words)

Tom Ford on Sex, Death, and Penetration

An interview with perfectionist fashion designer and now two-time filmmaker Tom Ford, whose “Nocturnal Animals,” starting Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal, is now in theaters.

Source: GQ
Published: Dec 2, 2016
Length: 11 minutes (2,868 words)

Orlando: The Day After

“It keeps happening, at an unpredictable frequency and with its own malevolent rhythm, because June 12 isn’t when it happened. That’s just when the shooting stopped.” Sean Flynn explores what happened in the days, weeks, and months after the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando.

Author: Sean Flynn
Source: GQ
Published: Nov 22, 2016
Length: 18 minutes (4,722 words)

What Happens When the Police Misidentify You as the Dallas Shooter

When one person of color exercised his right to bear arms at the Dallas Black Lives Matter protest to make a point about racial injustice, the police named him as the suspect after a shooting broke out. In racially charged America, the right to bear arms does not apply equally.

Source: GQ
Published: Oct 28, 2016
Length: 8 minutes (2,147 words)

My Son, The Prince Of Fashion

Chabon takes his 13-year-old son to Paris fashion week and gains a greater understanding of who he is.

Source: GQ
Published: Sep 27, 2016
Length: 20 minutes (5,240 words)

Welcome to Camp Midlife Crisis!

Around one million adults went to camp last year. The author spends time at an adult sleep-away called Camp Grounded, which prohibits booze, phones, the internet, time-keeping devices and talking about work in order to give participants a “digital detox,” because only when we can step away from technology can we learn to reconnect with each other.

Source: GQ
Published: Aug 17, 2016
Length: 17 minutes (4,409 words)

An Oral History of ‘We Built This City,’ the Worst Song of All Time

Warning: This link autoplays the song. It will be stuck in your head all day.

Source: GQ
Published: Sep 1, 2016
Length: 12 minutes (3,000 words)