Is There a Place for Hooters in 2018?

Ethically, no, but as long as profits dictate, then yes.

Source: GQ
Published: Jun 19, 2018
Length: 7 minutes (1,847 words)

Sarah Silverman Is the Troll Slayer

Sarah Silverman is “on a campaign to neutralize her haters with a weapon more powerful than a million burns: empathy.”

Source: GQ
Published: May 23, 2018
Length: 15 minutes (3,863 words)

The Great High School Imposter

Artur Samarin was a 19-year-old Ukrainian college student when he visited the U.S. via a summer exchange program and met an American couple willing to adopt him so he could stay indefinitely. There was a catch: Samarin would need to change his name to Asher Potts and enroll in school as a 14-year-old high school student.

Source: GQ
Published: May 1, 2018
Length: 27 minutes (6,788 words)

Michael Chabon: Are Kids the Enemy of Writing?

Four-time father Michael Chabon reconciles ignoring the advice of a great, un-named Southern writer who told him that having children would diminish his writerly productivity.

Source: GQ
Published: Apr 27, 2018
Length: 8 minutes (2,008 words)

The Great High School Impostor

What Artur Samarin pulled off at a school in small-town Pennsylvania is one of the boldest hoaxes of our time.

Source: GQ
Published: May 1, 2018
Length: 27 minutes (6,788 words)

The Real Story of the Hawaiian Missile Crisis

At 8:07 am on January 13, 2018, hundreds of thousands of Hawaiians confronted their darkest fear: What would you do with only minutes left to live? Sean Flynn counts down the 38 minutes that everyone in the state thought they were going to die: “Just as a nuclear war can’t be called off once it starts, neither can the warning of one.”

Author: Sean Flynn
Source: GQ
Published: Apr 2, 2018
Length: 28 minutes (7,000 words)

How Pop-Ups Took Over America’s Restaurants

“High turnover is now a virtue” in the restaurant business, “which means the latest food trend isn’t an ingredient or a cuisine; it’s a length of time.” GQ sends Ryan Bradley to eat his way across Los Angeles in an attempt to help readers (and his 96-year-old grandmother, Bam-Bam) get to the bottom of our trendy attraction to ephemeral dining experiences.

Source: GQ
Published: Mar 7, 2018
Length: 9 minutes (2,300 words)

The People’s History of John Leguizamo

“John Leguizamo ought to be a star,” Joshua Rivera writes, but to this day, “despite decades in Hollywood, John Leguizamo has to put on a show of his own to say anything he truly wants to say.” Leguizamo is going to keep telling his own story anyway — more and more vulnerably, “because you’ve gotta reach everybody” — by continuing his lifelong rewrite of so many revisionist histories that have left Latinx stories out of the spotlight.

Source: GQ
Published: Feb 28, 2018
Length: 17 minutes (4,400 words)

What Ever Happened to Brendan Fraser?

A profile of actor Brendan Fraser — who was popular in the ’90s for movies like School Ties, and has been making something of a comeback since he was cast in The Affair in 2016. Fraser reveals that in 2003 he was touched inappropriately by Philip Berk, a former president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The incident left him feeling violated and insecure. Adding insult to injury, his reporting it seems to have possibly gotten him blacklisted for years.

Author: Zach Baron
Source: GQ
Published: Feb 22, 2018
Length: 20 minutes (5,137 words)

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)