The Untold Stories of Wes Studi

“Wes starring in films that have nothing to do with Native American heritage is something we acutely desire: to be allowed to play parts without having to authenticate our realness as Indians.”

Source: GQ
Published: Jul 22, 2021
Length: 18 minutes (4,676 words)

Jason Sudeikis Is Having One Hell of a Year

“He got famous playing a certain kind of funny guy on SNL, but when Jason Sudeikis invented Ted Lasso, the sensitive soccer coach with the earnest mustache, the actor found a different gear—and a surprise hit. Now, ahead of the show’s second season, Sudeikis discusses his wild ride of a year and how he’s learning to pay closer attention to what the universe is telling him.”

Author: Zach Baron
Source: GQ
Published: Jul 13, 2021
Length: 20 minutes (5,000 words)

The Water in May

“Through the glass looking onto the tarmac, we watched the coffin being raised towards the cargo hold of the parked plane. It was inside a shipping container, wrapped thoroughly. It might not have been obvious that it was a coffin.”

Author: Ken Leung
Source: GQ
Published: Jun 17, 2021
Length: 41 minutes (10,277 words)

The Marathon Men Who Can’t Go Home

“Each had come to America with the hope of making life-changing money that they could send back home to their families. What they found was an often desperate existence in their adopted homeland.”

Author: David Alm
Source: GQ
Published: May 21, 2021
Length: 19 minutes (4,800 words)

What My Korean Father Taught Me About Defending Myself in America

“And he said something I would never forget. ‘The best fighter in tae kwon do never fights,’ he said. ‘He always finds another way.”

Source: GQ
Published: May 14, 2021
Length: 14 minutes (3,680 words)

Hiding Out in Montana with Bill Pullman

“It’s been an overwhelming year—the isolation, the stalled shoots, the erosion of our democracy—but he finds that here in central Montana simpler conflicts abide.”

Source: GQ
Published: May 12, 2021
Length: 12 minutes (3,001 words)

The Secrets of the World’s Greatest Jailbreak Artist

“Master criminal Rédoine Faïd loved the movies, and his greatest crimes were laced with tributes: to Point Break, Heat, and Reservoir Dogs. When he landed in a maximum-security prison, cinema provided inspiration once again.”

Source: GQ
Published: Apr 27, 2021
Length: 29 minutes (7,411 words)

Finding My Father Among the Astronauts

“It took more than a decade for me to realize that I never really wanted to become a pilot so much as I wanted to become like my dad, to achieve what others deemed impossible.”

Source: GQ
Published: Apr 28, 2021
Length: 14 minutes (3,560 words)

Scar Stories: The Toll of Colon Cancer

“When Chadwick Boseman died from colon cancer, Ibram X. Kendi, one of the country’s most renowned historians of racism, felt moved to speak up about his own fight against a disease that disproportionately afflicts Black men. He decided to reveal the scars from his own surgery—to wear them as visible signs of triumph over adversity. Here, alongside six other patients and survivors, he bares his wounds—and reckons with the disease’s lasting effects on his body and his spirit.”

Source: GQ
Published: Apr 22, 2021
Length: 16 minutes (4,140 words)

My Parents Got Sick. It Changed How I Thought About My Marriage

“All the pain of the past year taught me something: the true nature of intimacy.”

Source: GQ
Published: Mar 2, 2021
Length: 12 minutes (3,068 words)