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The Evolution of Joe Biden

Reckoning with Ukraine and Iraq, and keeping an eye on 2016.<p>At noon on Thursday, July 17th, Vice-President Joe Biden was on his way to Detroit for a day of light political fare: a fund-raiser, a community-college visit, a speech to progressive groups. Shortly before he landed, an aide told him that …

New York Is Killing Me

The unlikely survival of Gil Scott-Heron.<p>Gil Scott-Heron is frequently called the “godfather of rap,” which is an epithet he doesn’t really care for. In 1968, when he was nineteen, he wrote a satirical spoken-word piece called “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.” It was released on a very small …

Our Man in Baghdad

How America empowered Nouri al-Maliki—and then failed to keep that power in check.<p>In November 2010, the United States faced a painful dilemma in Iraq. The man Washington had picked from near-obscurity four years earlier to be Iraq's prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, had narrowly lost an election but …

P.J. O’Rourke’s Baby-Boom Manifesto

Like every baby-boomer, I once had the great good fortune to witness a car crash. In those idyllic days before 24-hour television, a car crash was a welcome break from staring into space or pulling the wings off butterflies.<p>Those sad liberal suckers who rely on hand-me-down wisdom like to greet …

No Country for Old Pervs: The Fall of the Houses of Terry Richardson and Dov Charney

“Isn’t this fun?” That’s how model Anna del Gaizo paraphrased Terry Richardson’s assistant Leslie Lessin’s words as Richardson suddenly attempted to …

When Creativity Comes in Pairs—Then Comes Apart

What ultimately brought their work together to a halt was not creative disagreements but business ones. During his power grab, John was sweet-talked …

Paul McCartney

Her House of Cards

How did a 26-year-old cocktail waitress end up running a private weekly poker game for some of Hollywood’s highest rollers, including the likes of Leo, Ben, and Tobey? In an adaptation from her new memoir, Molly Bloom, who has since gained notoriety as “the Poker Princess,” recalls her lucky break, …

The Camorra Never Sleeps

For years before they caught him, the Italian police had no idea that Paolo Di Lauro was one of Naples’s most powerful crime bosses, running a drug and counterfeit-goods empire—and responsible for a peace his turf had rarely known. Now authorities may long for the days when he was in charge.<p>The …

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Sing Country Versions of Zeppelin’s “Black Dog” & “When the Levee Breaks”

They make an unlikely duo—the onetime lead singer of the hardest-partying rock band in the world and the soft-voiced contemporary bluegrass singer …

I Know You Got Soul: The Trouble With Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Chart

Here, for your consideration, is a Top 10 list published in <i>Billboard</i> magazine toward the end of last year, in the issue dated November 30, 2013:<p>1. Eminem: “The Monster” [ft. Rihanna] <br>2. Drake: “Hold On, We're Going Home” [ft. Majid Jordan] <br>3. Mike WiLL Made-It: “23” [ft. Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa, …

The Boy Who Would Be King

By the time Michael Jackson died, his unparalleled fame and dark troubles had locked him into a fragile shell. With her interviews and notes from the early chapters of the pop king’s career, Lisa Robinson resurrects the innocent, ebullient, exploring youth as he confided his struggle to move beyond …

Go away, baseball! We’re a soccer nation now

<b>Fans of the U.S. celebrate their victory over El Salvador following their CONCACAF Gold Cup match in Baltimore, July 21, 2013. (Reuters/Doug Kapustin)</b><p>Fans go wild and beer flies as the U.S. qualifies for World Cup, officially establishing soccer after long climb<p>Brian Weinberg<p>September 22, 2013 …

Longreads Member Pick: This Town (Prologue & Chapter 1), by Mark Leibovich

Prologue: June 2008<p>Tim Russert is dead. But the room was alive.<p>You can't work it too hard at a memorial service, obviously. It's the kind of thing …

Prof. Sampie Terreblanche - White South Africans Will Have to Make Some Sacrifices

On 1 August 2013, SACSIS’ Fazila Farouk spoke to renowned social commentator, author and public figure, Professor Sampie Terreblanche, who has spent …

South Africa

Why Americans All Believe They Are 'Middle Class'

A taxonomy of how we talk about class and wealth in the United States today<p>Last week, President Obama went on the road promoting an economic agenda for the middle class. As expected, John Boehner and other Republicans fired back by charging Obama with “squeezing the middle class.” It’s not even an …

The Blip

If you buy Gordon’s story, then the effect of the second industrial revolution was to replace the specific entitlement of the Gilded Age (of family, …

David Runciman · Rat-a-tat-a-tat-a-tat-a-tat: Thatcher’s Rise

A lot has been made of her ability to function on four hours’ sleep a night. Moore indicates that this is something of a myth. No, she didn’t sleep …

Wayne Rooney removes 'Manchester United player' from Twitter page

Wayne Rooney has removed the term "Manchester United player" from his Twitter page and replaced it with "NikeUK athlete" following his demand to Sir …