The Curious Cons of the Man Who Wouldn’t Die

“Do I understand what he was up against? Mark asks me. Did I see that the disease had every single advantage? When you’re facing that kind of enemy, in that kind of battle, you’re allowed to cheat, aren’t you?”

Source: GQ
Published: May 20, 2019
Length: 29 minutes (7,483 words)

The Hotshots of Helltown

During California’s deadliest, most catastrophic fire, which burned for 17 days and caused $16 billion in damages, four friends stayed behind to protect their homes. No one suggests you try this yourself.

Source: GQ
Published: Apr 17, 2019
Length: 26 minutes (6,585 words)

The Legend of Keanu Reeves

Every generation gets its own Keanu Reeves, except every generation’s Keanu Reeves is this Keanu Reeves. Alex Pappademas attempts to separate the man from the myth.

Source: GQ
Published: Apr 15, 2019
Length: 23 minutes (5,800 words)

The Secrets of the World’s Greatest Art Thief

Stéphane Breitwieser stole over 300 objects, stolen from 200 different locations, worth over $1.4 billion. Brashly. Brazenly. Constantly. Why? They art was beautiful.

Source: GQ
Published: Feb 28, 2019
Length: 35 minutes (8,864 words)

Dance Battle! Meet the Warring Milli Vanilli of Italo Disco

It was not a high point for music; even Italians try not to remember Italo Disco. Den Harrow was one of its biggest stars… but who is Den Harrow, exactly?

Source: GQ
Published: Jan 26, 2019
Length: 18 minutes (4,533 words)

Creating While Clean

Musicians Steven Tyler, Ben Harper, Joe Walsh, and others speak with candor about their journeys to sobriety and how they are in much better places, personally and creatively.

Source: GQ
Published: Jan 15, 2019
Length: 57 minutes (14,379 words)

The Fresno Bee and the War on Local News

At a time when local newsrooms are shrinking or closing entirely — and Trump is calling the news media “the enemy of the people” — Zach Baron visits the reporters and editors of The Fresno Bee in California’s Central Valley, where Republican Rep. Devin Nunes declared war on the paper.

Author: Zach Baron
Source: GQ
Published: Dec 19, 2018
Length: 26 minutes (6,611 words)

The Last Curious Man

At GQ, family, friends, and co-workers share their memories of chef and television host Anthony Bourdain, who died in June, 2018.

Source: GQ
Published: Dec 4, 2018
Length: 27 minutes (6,772 words)

My Life Cleanse: One Month Inside L.A.’s Cult of Betterness

For one month, one man embraced a number of so-called woo-woo self-improvement practices in his adopted Los Angeles, from crystal healing to “prayer power batteries.” His journey led him to a controversial program called Mastery in Transformational Training, or M.I.T.T.

Source: GQ
Published: Nov 1, 2018
Length: 34 minutes (8,564 words)

Michael Peña Has Come to Play

After acting in practically every other movie for the last twenty years, Michael Peña still isn’t sure what to say when he has to talk about himself. He’d rather talk about his family, golf, and Latinx representation in Hollywood.

Source: GQ
Published: Oct 10, 2018
Length: 13 minutes (3,386 words)