Serenity Chalmers

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How Three Tokelau Teenagers Survived Being Lost in the Ocean for 51 Days

Three boys. One boat. Fifty-one days at sea. A harrowing story of unlikely survival.<p>A crewman on a commercial tuna-fishing boat was the first to spot it: something shiny and metallic in the water off the ship's bow. The crewman alerted the navigator, and the 280-foot <i>San Nikunau</i> slightly altered …

Self-Reliance - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Ne te quaesiveris extra."<p>"Man is his own star; and the soul that can<br>Render an honest and a perfect man,<br>Commands all light, all influence, all …

Two Stories by Etgar Keret

<b>Your Man</b><p>When Abigail told me she wanted to break up, I was in shock. The cab had just pulled up at her place, and she got out on the sidewalk side …

The 50-Year History of Lucky Charms, in 65 Marbits

It all began with a bowl of Cheerios and a couple of circus peanuts. Those were the base ingredients that John Holahan, vice president of General …

General Mills

Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu

Fenway Park, in Boston, is a lyric little bandbox of a ballpark. Everything is painted green and seems in curiously sharp focus, like the inside of an old-fashioned peeping-type Easter egg. It was built in 1912 and rebuilt in 1934, and offers, as do most Boston artifacts, a compromise between Man’s …

The Love of My Life

They wore each other like a pair of socks. He was at her house, she was at his. Everywhere they went—to the mall, to the game, to movies and shops and the classes that structured their days like a new kind of chronology—their fingers were entwined, their shoulders touching, their hips joined in the …

Hung Up

Uncatchable: The Story of Fugitive George Wright

George Wright, America's most elusive fugitive, ran for forty years. He ran from the cops after escaping from prison. He ran from the feds after the most brazen hijacking in history. He ran from the authorities on three continents, hiding out and blending in wherever he went. It was a historic …

Crime

The Wet Stuff

“Well! That’s a deep subject. Especially here in oil country.” Henry’s eyes lit up with the voilà of a connection, and he led me to a metallic …

Swimming Pools

This article by Edmund G. Love (obituary), published in the March 1956 issue, was subsequently turned into a production by the CBS Radio Workshop (7.3 Mb MP3), a book, and a musical–which led in turn to an interesting hoax by a zealous producer. On March 4, 1953, at approximately 11:30 p.m., Henry Shelby walked into the New York City hotel where he had maintained an apartment for five months. Upon asking for his key at the desk, he was informed by the clerk that he had been locked out until such time as his bill was settled. The bill amounted …

<i>This article by Edmund G. Love (obituary), published in the March 1956 issue, was subsequently turned into a production by the CBS Radio Workshop</i> …

Art of the Steal: On the Trail of World’s Most Ingenious Thief

Author: Joshuah Bearman. Joshuah Bearman Magazine<p>Date of Publication: 03.22.10.<p>Time of Publication: 12:00 pm. 12:00 pm<p><b>The plane slowed and leveled</b> …