The Cajun Navy and the Vigilante Future of Disaster Relief

As traffic pointed the way out of Houston before Hurricane Harvey, a line of trucks towing small, flat-bottomed boats made their way into the city. The Cajun Navy would save hundreds of lives from flooded out neighborhoods, and instead of rejecting their help, the government embraced it, entrusting much of the evacuation to this rag-tag band of individuals, preferring them over the Red Cross, and in some cases, the National Guard.

Source: GQ
Published: Dec 7, 2017
Length: 20 minutes (5,022 words)

Trapped: The Grenfell Tower Story

The untold story of what it felt like to fight that fire and to flee it — a story of a thousand impossible decisions and the people who dared to make them.

Author: Tom Lamont
Source: GQ
Published: Nov 28, 2017
Length: 28 minutes (7,010 words)

Jackie Chan’s Plan to Keep Kicking Forever

Jackie Chan is a one-man industry. Like all one-man industries, however, he relies on many, many other people. This GQ profile of Chan by Alex Pappademas introduces you to the man himself, but also to those around him: co-stars, directors, and most important of all, the Jackie Chan Stunt Team.

Source: GQ
Published: Oct 3, 2017
Length: 18 minutes (4,656 words)

The Untold Story of Kim Jong-nam’s Assassination

Doug Bock Clark’s gripping story starts with the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the son and former successor of Kim Jong-il who became an enemy of North Korea (and his younger brother Kim Jong-un), but what makes this tale truly special is how Clark reports and investigates the life of Siti Aisyah, one of the two alleged killers who thought she was merely appearing on a reality TV show and thought this was her chance to finally become the star she believed she could be.

Source: GQ
Published: Sep 25, 2017
Length: 27 minutes (6,902 words)

Jeff Bridges Will Be “The Dude,” Now and Forever

Caity Weaver chills with Jeff Bridges for this profile at GQ. At 67, Bridges is totally cool with being known as the Dude, twenty years after The Big Lebowski.

Source: GQ
Published: Sep 20, 2017
Length: 6 minutes (1,505 words)

The Great Pot Monopoly Mystery

Amanda Chicago Lewis tries to track down the true identities behind BioTech Industries, a company trying to secure utility patents on pot. These strict blanket patents would allow them to slap a licensing fees on anyone who grows and sells marijuana.

Source: GQ
Published: Aug 23, 2017
Length: 20 minutes (5,182 words)

A Most American Terrorist: The Making of Dylann Roof

Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah’s harrowing feature explores not only the background of Dylann Roof, who murdered nine parishioners of Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church in 2015, but also the racial and social identities that still prevail throughout the South.

Source: GQ
Published: Aug 21, 2017
Length: 48 minutes (12,206 words)

The Ken Doll Reboot: Beefy, Cornrowed, and Pan-Racial

A behind-the-scenes look at the redesign process of the new, diverse lineup of Ken Dolls.

Source: GQ
Published: Jun 20, 2017
Length: 16 minutes (4,104 words)

Mahershala Ali Thinks We Can Still Make this Country Great

Even though his first and last names get him profiled, even after working on four seasons of the dark political TV series House of Cards, Moonlight‘s star Mahershala Ali feels hopeful about America’s future.

Source: GQ
Published: Jun 19, 2017
Length: 13 minutes (3,283 words)

Welcome to Chef Jordan Kahn’s Anti-Locavore Fine-Dining Spaceship

As many chefs focus on local foods, Jordan Kahn in Los Angeles sources in a galaxy far, far away to create a futuristic, immersive, all-consuming experience.

Source: GQ
Published: Jun 7, 2017
Length: 6 minutes (1,619 words)