Andrea Zacharias

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The Virtually Unknown Saga of Gisela Getty and Jutta Winkelmann, It Girls on a Bumpy Ride

As the tale of John Paul Getty III’s kidnapping resurfaces, it’s worth taking a look at the lives of Gisela Getty and Jutta Winkelmann, twins who frolicked and tripped with him through a wild decade.<p>In early 1973, a pair of young German twins—dark-haired, pale-skinned beauties who looked like …

Andy Warhol

‘Crush Them’: An Oral History of the Lawsuit That Upended Silicon Valley

Nineteen-ninety-eight changed the course of technology, which is to say that it changed the course of history. A nearly bankrupt relic of ’80s tech …

Bill Gates

The rise of Russia’s neo-Nazi football hooligans

For the past two decades the Russian state has encouraged groups of violent far-right fans. As the World Cup approaches, it is struggling to tame them. By Simon Parkin<p>The day that Denis Nikitin, a Russian neo-Nazi who claims he once kept a framed photograph of Joseph Goebbels in his bedroom, took …

Russia

How Baby Boomers Broke America

<b>ONE</b><p>Lately, most Americans, regardless of their political leanings, have been asking themselves some version of the same question: How did we get …

Middle-class

One day, two students: What college looks like from opposite ends of the income gap

A college degree has long been touted as society’s great leveler, essential for entry into the middle class. Nearly 20 million students enrolled in an undergraduate program in 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Movies and television tend to portray an idealized college experience, …

College & University

The Untold Story of Robert Mueller's Time in Combat

One day in the summer of 1969, a young Marine lieutenant named Bob Mueller arrived in Hawaii for a rendezvous with his wife, Ann. She was flying in …

Military

How Tom Wolfe Became … Tom Wolfe

Michael Lewis delves deep into the archives of the legendary reporter turned novelist to discover what made the man in the white suit the voice of a journalistic generation.<p>I was 11 or maybe 12 years old when I discovered my parents’ bookshelves. They’d been invisible right up to the moment someone …

Literature

The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up …

Income Inequality

How North Korean hackers became the world’s greatest bank robbers

The Reconnaissance General Bureau, North Korea’s equivalent to the CIA, has trained up the world’s greatest bank-robbing crews. In just the past few years, RGB hackers have struck more than 100 banks and cryptocurrency exchanges around the world, pilfering more than $650 million. That we know of.<p>It …

North Korea

Bundyville Chapter One: A War in the Desert

<i>Leah Sottile | Longreads | May 2018 | 27 minutes (6,900 words)</i><i>Part 1 of 4 of Bundyville, a series and podcast from Longreads and OPB.</i>I.The place …

Oregon

Behind Seattle’s Amazon Tax: Seething Tensions, Livid Neighbors, and Rising Rents

It was, as the local public radio station said, the day “Seattle Nice” died. On May 2, the residents of Seattle were hit with a one-two punch. For …

University of Washington

A suicide in Gaza

How the death of a talented young Palestinian writer brought to light a sharp rise in suicides. By Sarah Helm<p>When Mohanned Younis, a 22-year-old student, returned to his home in a relatively prosperous part of Gaza City one night last August, he was in an agitated state. He had been depressed, his …

Israel

A Comic Force of Nature: The Life — and Death — of Robin Williams

<b>ROBIN</b><br>By Dave Itzkoff<br>Illustrated. 529 pp. A New York Times Book/Henry Holt & Company. $30.<p>Death becomes Robin Williams. Nearly four years on from his tragic passing, what stands out in our collective memory is his career highlight reel: the aptly otherworldly comic energy that Williams brought to …

Comedy

Air Force base that lost explosives: We’re also missing a machine gun

Dangerous equipment has once again gone missing at the U.S. Air Force base in North Dakota that operates aircraft and intercontinental ballistic missiles that can deliver nuclear warheads.<p>Days after Minot Air Force Base reported that one of its squadrons protecting intercontinental ballistic …

Military

Are We Ready for Robot Sex?

Photograph by Bobby Doherty/<i>New York</i> Magazine. Styling by Lindsay Peoples Wagner.<p>Above: Henry, Realbotix's first male sex robot.<p>I’m driving down the …

Robotics

The Mysterious Heir of Extreme Travel

William Baekeland seemed like a polished young explorer. But when trips he planned began falling apart, others started to wonder – was it all a …

Google Search

Oregon State's Luke Heimlich is a top talent and juvenile sex offender 

The first thing to understand about a baseball game involving Luke Heimlich—the Oregon State pitcher who in 2012 pleaded guilty to one felony charge …

Medicine

30 Summer Books To Get Excited About

Any book is a beach read if you read it on a beach.

Books

Children of the Opioid Epidemic

It was not until her third month of feeling unwell, in the fall of 2016, that Alicia thought to take an at-home pregnancy test. Until then, she assumed her fatigue and nausea were withdrawal symptoms from the Percocets she’d been dependent upon since the year before. “When some days you don’t get …

Pregnancy

This week’s must-read books

<b>The Optimistic Decade</b> <i><br>Heather Abel (fiction, Algonquin)</i><br>A sharply funny novel about a Utopian summer camp presided over by charismatic leader Caleb …

Books

What It's Like to Take Ayahuasca at a Psychedelic Healing Retreat

The drug ayahuasca gives the same trip as LSD and is considered therapeutic.<p>We visit a weekend retreat in the Tarragona province in Spain where shamans lead participants on a spiritual journey on the drug ayahuasca. Ayahuasca gives people a similar trip to LSD or mushrooms but is said to have …

Psychedelia

The Promise of Vaping and the Rise of Juul

Teens have taken a technology that was supposed to help grownups stop smoking and invented a new kind of bad habit, molded in their own image.<p>If I get addicted to vaping, I thought, in March, I will always remember this Texas strip mall. I was walking out of a store called Smoke-N-Chill Novelties, …

Public Health

Woody Harrelson on Veganism, Being a Dad, and Smoking Pot with Willie Nelson

Woody Harrelson’s pied-à-terre in Los Angeles—which he and his wife, Laura Louie, have had for 30 years—looks just like what one would imagine it to. …

Woody Harrelson

I've Had Bad Posture My Entire Life. Here's What Finally Helped Me Stand Up Straight

In an early act of defiance, every time my mom told me to sit up straight, I did the exact opposite. I slumped farther down in the car and at the …

Yoga

Combat High – A Brief But Sobering History of Drug Use in Wartime

Germany wasn’t the only power in World War Two to hand out amphetamines to its assault troops to make them fight harder. Military history often …

History

The Crypto Crime Wave Is Here

From stickups and drug deals to white-collar scams, cryptocurrency-related crime is soaring—and law enforcement is scrambling to keep up<p>By<p>Corinne Ramey<p>Corinne Ramey<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@coryramey<p>corinne.ramey@wsj.com<p>On a Saturday afternoon in November, Louis Meza made plans to meet a …

Corruption

Then the Censors Came for Rap Music

A barista at a coffee shop on the Duke campus was fired because a high-powered administrator took offense to the song she was playing off Spotify.<p>Last week, Larry Moneta, Duke’s vice president of student affairs, stopped into his regular coffee shop in the student center, Joe Van Gogh, for a hot …

Cinco de Mayo

Black Life, White Wife and the Art Caught in the Middle

Over the weekend, Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, dropped a video for a new song called “This Is America.” You are reading this, which means …

Donald Glover

Inside the Final Days of Robin Williams

New York Times reporter Dave Itzkoff details the beloved star’s heartbreaking decline in this exclusive excerpt from Robin, his new biography.<p><i>Robin Williams’s August 2014 suicide was devastating to those who knew him best—and it also came at the end of a long and difficult decline, as this excerpt</i> …

Comedy

AIDS Runs Rampant in Venezuela, Putting an Ancient Culture at Risk

JOBURE DE GUAYO, Venezuela — After the other villagers had drifted away to do chores, Rafael Pequeño finally found himself alone with the headman and opened the hardcover notebook on his lap. The men were sitting in a palm-thatched hut perched on stilts on the edge of a branch of the Orinoco …

Public Health