Paul McCartney, the type of man who washes out his one pair of socks after the gig, is polite, profanity-averse, and still a prolific performer to this day. In Chris Heath’s GQ profile, he talks about getting mugged with Linda while recording Band on the Run in Nigeria, killing frogs on his childhood estate to “toughen himself up,” and collaborating with Kanye West.
Trapped on a stolen tuna boat for thirty-two days with the corpse of the murdered captain, tropical heat, rumors of pending hangings, rumors of ransom negotiations, a broken anchor, a raging sea, and the lingering question: should you jump overboard and try to swim to shore? That’s just the beginning.
Otto Warmbier traveled to North Korea. Otto Warmbier lost consciousness while in North Korean custody. Otto Warmbier is now dead. And despite what an unsubstantiated report or an unscrupulous administration says, that’s about all we know.
Ethically, no, but as long as profits dictate, then yes.
Sarah Silverman is “on a campaign to neutralize her haters with a weapon more powerful than a million burns: empathy.”
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.
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.
What Artur Samarin pulled off at a school in small-town Pennsylvania is one of the boldest hoaxes of our time.
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.”
“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.