The Accidental Get Away Driver

How one man drove right into the center of a daring and dangerous crime, and came out the other side with a renewed faith in life and a new son.

Author: Paul Kix
Source: GQ
Published: May 1, 2017
Length: 20 minutes (5,175 words)

I Got Hacked So You Don’t Have To

It happened to John Podesta. It happened to Paul Manafort’s daughter: a type of computer hack called “spearphishing.” Spearphishing differs from typically clumsy mass-mail attempts to gain your online credentials. Social engineers target you alone — masquerading as someone you know — using your natural proclivity to trust against you to gain access to your online accounts. At GQ, Sarah Jeong willingly got spearphished in a bid to understand and share the latest shady tactics of computer baddies, so it doesn’t happen to you.

Source: GQ
Published: Apr 25, 2017
Length: 13 minutes (3,439 words)

Will Roger Federer Ever Be Done?

A profile of tennis great Roger Federer, who won the Australian Open in January after five years without a Grand Slam title, and at 35 is showing no signs of retiring any time soon.

Source: GQ
Published: Mar 20, 2017
Length: 16 minutes (4,000 words)

How the World’s Heaviest Man Lost It All

Paul Mason ballooned to 980 lbs. eating to forget childhood abuse and horrific loneliness. Mason lost 700 lbs. after bariatric surgery and discovers that, despite the experiences now available to him with newfound mobility, happiness remains elusive; dramatic weight loss does nothing to treat the underlying depression and emotional trauma that caused him to eat to excess in the first place.

Source: GQ
Published: Mar 8, 2017
Length: 22 minutes (5,620 words)

Queens of the Stoned Age

The Green Angels—a collective of weed-dealing models—runs a high-end, multimillion-dollar pot operation based in New York City.

Source: GQ
Published: Feb 14, 2017
Length: 23 minutes (5,839 words)

Tom Hiddleston on Taylor Swift, Heartbreak, and Great Bolognese

A profile of the English actor, who displays an intense enthusiasm for seemingly everything in his life, and who appears to remain deeply affected by the loss of a recent relationship.

Source: GQ
Published: Feb 8, 2017
Length: 17 minutes (4,284 words)

Will Violence Save Football?

In an  excerpt from his book, But What If We’re Wrong?, Chuck Klosterman wonders if the sport that defines America will survive not in spite of its brutality but because of it.

Source: GQ
Published: May 31, 2016
Length: 12 minutes (3,071 words)

The Untold Story of the Bastille Day Attacker

The strange story of Mohamed Salmène Lahouaiej Bouhlel, the man who killed 86 people — ages 2 to 92 — with a 21 ton truck on Bastille Day, 2016, framing seemingly unwitting accomplices “in a crime without discernible meaning.”

Source: GQ
Published: Jan 24, 2017
Length: 28 minutes (7,011 words)

The Concussion Diaries: One High School Football Player’s Secret Struggle with CTE

Zac Easter, a former “smashmouth” high school football player, took his own life in the aftermath of suffering five diagnosed concussions during his football career.

Source: GQ
Published: Jan 10, 2017
Length: 34 minutes (8,624 words)

Stage Oddity: The Story of David Bowie’s Secret Final Project

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Cunningham tells the story of his unfinished musical with the late David Bowie.

Source: GQ
Published: Jan 9, 2017
Length: 13 minutes (3,487 words)