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On Aging and the Memories We Look Back On

What I’ve come to count on is the white-coated attendant of memory, silently here again to deliver dabs from the laboratory dish of me. In the days …

Aging

All’s Farrah In Love

It was a Monday morning in mid<b>–</b>December at the Los Angeles County Superior Court, the day of closing arguments in the matter of the <i>Board of Regents</i> …

Mia’s Story

Whatever you already know about this tangled and painful situation, you’ve only heard half: the case against Mia Farrow. This is the other half and it isn’t any prettier. It concerns Woody Allen’s behavior and what it has done to Mia Farrow and the 11 children involved. The author breaks new ground …

The book of coach

play<p>The Coaching Philosophy of Bill Walsh<p>Former 49ers coach Bill Walsh talks about his philosophy of coaching.<p><b>THE MOST INFLUENTIAL</b> football coach of …

‘So What Do You Do?’: A Reading List

“So what do <i>you</i> do?” is one of the most commonly asked questions at parties. Here: four first-person accounts of folks working in different industries.<p>…

What Happens When Ronan Farrow Interviews Miley Cyrus

Beyond music, Cyrus is expanding her interests. After her breakup, she tells me, she asked Diane Martel, the director responsible for Cyrus’s “We …

The Business of Merchandising Pop Music

Brian Epstein was the manager of a family-owned business called North End Music Stores in Liverpool, England. He began hearing a lot about a new …

The Answer Is No

Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey, was trolling for clicks.<p>It was a weekday morning in late October, and he was standing on the stage of the …

This Is Danny Pearl’s Final Story

Suddenly Danny is on his back and a hand holding a long knife saws furiously at his throat.<p>The next frame comes quickly—the video has obviously been …

Mother courage: being pregnant on the frontline

I never thought I'd write a personal story about being a war correspondent. It seemed so beside the point, so much less important than the story I was reporting. Some of my closest friends are photographers and writers who've worked in war zones, and whenever we'd get questions like "What's it like …

A Botched Operation

Steven Brigham’s abortion clinics keep being sanctioned for offering substandard care. Why is he still in business?<p>In May of 1990, several hundred physicians gathered in a conference hall at an Atlanta hotel, as uniformed guards stood at the door. Colleagues traded tips about installing bulletproof …

How a Math Genius Hacked OkCupid to Find True Love | WIRED

With that, he created two profiles, one with a photo of him rock climbing and the other of him playing guitar at a music gig. “Regardless of future …

Required Reading from Journalism Professors

Below, six syllabi from journalism professors on what you should be reading.<p>“The purpose of this course is to teach students how to write publishable …

A Hive of Mysterious Danger

This essay was a first place winner in the 2010 Editors’ Prize.<p>The full text of this essay is not currently available online.<p>If you we re to remove …

Lust in the Golden Years

“Still, I decided, age alone was no basis for rejection. That’s exactly the basis on which I have been rejected many times. The bank, given my age, …

Janet Reitman on Her Rolling Stone Cover Story, 'Jahar's World'

Janet Reitman | Rolling Stone | July 2013 | 45 minutes (11,415 words)<p><i>Janet Reitman is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone.</i><p>I was completely …

Let me tell you about this one stretch of Hillsborough Road in Durham, North Carolina. It’s between two freeways, just a short drive from the noble towers of Duke University, and in the space of about a mile, you will find a McDonald’s, a Cracker Barrel, a Wendy’s, a Chick-fil-A, an Arby’s, a Waffle House, a Bojangles’, a Biscuitville, a Subway, a Taco Bell, and a KFC. As you walk down this roaring thoroughfare, you’ll notice that the ground is littered with napkins and bright yellow paper cups. But then again, you aren’t really supposed to be walking along this portion of Hillsborough Road and noticing things like those cups, or that abandoned concrete pedestal for some vanished logo, or the empty Aristocrat Vodka bottle hidden behind that broken Motel 6 sign. This is a landscape meant to be viewed through a windshield and with the stereo turned up. In fact, drivers here sometimes seem bewildered by the very presence of pedestrians, which may be the reason I was almost run down twice.

Let me tell you about this one stretch of Hillsborough Road in Durham, North Carolina. It’s between two freeways, just a short drive from the noble …

The Secret Life of Grief

My mom’s cancer and the science of resilience<p>Someone laughed. It might have been my sister, dad, grandmother, or one of the dozen friends and family members arrayed around that bed in my parents' room. Before we cried, said goodbye, and fanned out in separate cars to begin our private journeys of …

The Complicated Relationship Between a Reporter and a Source

“The reporter-source relationship is a complicated one that defies easy description. It borrows a little from the salesman-buyer relationship, the …

The Most Surprising Piece of Cultural Criticism of the Year

“I was shocked that Todd VanDerWerff was able to write such a serious essay about the show <i>DuckTales</i>. As a kid, I saw every episode, and didn’t think …

Joe Jonas: My Life As a Jonas Brother

<i>As told to Jennifer Vineyard.</i><p><b>To some extent,</b> I was used to growing up in public. I was a pastor’s kid, so eyes were always on me, even then. I sat in …

What It's Like to Be a Suspected Terrorist

“Americans continue to shake their heads over new revelations of widespread data mining and near-universal phone tapping, while Unamericans …

The Future of Online Education

<i>Above: Sebastian Thrun</i><p>*** <i><br>Teddy Worcester resides in San Francisco and helps to build products that support the free and open web.</i><p>Max Chafkin’s Fast …

Rumsfeld’s War and Its Consequences Now

The Unknown Known<p>a film directed by Errol Morris<p>Known and Unknown: A Memoir<p>by Donald Rumsfeld<p>Sentinel, 815 pp., $36.00<p>By His Own Rules: The …