[Illustration by James Heimer] On September 21, 2016, Jay Allen Wiechert, 73, passed away in his Fort Smith, Arkansas home after battling cancer. To the public, Wiechert identified himself as a professional engineer and member of Mensa. Upon the death… Continue Reading
The invective of Trump supporters inspires Susan Faludi to take a look back at the “Angry White Men” of the 1990s who felt disenfranchised, and threatened by women like First Lady Hillary Clinton—men like Mike McNulty, a Second Amendment activist… Continue Reading
Armed with GoPros and streaming their exploits live on Facebook and YouTube, a new generation of adventurers are pressured into ever-more-dangerous stunts.
An oral history of Prince’s life and career, as told by his friends.
Photojournalist Daniel Berehulak documents the killings of dozens of people as part of President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal antidrug campaign in the Philippines. (Warning: graphic images of violence.)
Adrian Daub | Longreads | December 2016 | 15 minutes (3,902 words) You walk into a local multiplex a few minutes after the lights have dimmed. You find your seat to the first trailer, some confection involving superheroes or zombies.… Continue Reading
After Donald J. Trump won the presidential election, the Los Angeles Police Department announced that it would not assist the new administration with its plans for mass deportations. “We are not going to work in conjunction with Homeland Security on… Continue Reading
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How Inception changed the way we listen to movies.
One of the most influential American poets of the 20th century, E E Cummings is famous for his experimental, distinctive use of capitalisation, punctuation and structure. In this video essay, Evan Puschak (also known as The Nerdwriter) explores one of Cummings’s most accessible and well-known poems,… Continue Reading