A profile of James Patterson, the world’s best-selling author, who has an army of co-writers and television deals in the works, but many detractors as well.
The left field seeped out of the margins and into the mainstream Continue reading on Medium »
Two kilos of marijuana mailed to a newborn baby ignited my hippy mom’s quarter-century career as a pot dealer—and launched a family legend that was almost too good to believe.
An essay about women’s writing on the internet, Italian novelist Elena Ferrante, and the potential of fiction writing to expose certain truths.
Here are five stories born of adultery. Read about technological advancements for philanderers and their cuckolds, personal perspectives from the cheater and the cheatee, a forbidden lust-fueled crime story, and a piece on how adultery became bedfellows with American popular… Continue Reading
Adrian Younge inspires DJ Premier and Timbaland with his Blaxploitation-style instrumentals and directs new albums for Ghostface and Bilal Continue reading on Medium »
What yellow fever aboard a ship 169 years ago can tell us about Ebola today On February 22nd, 1845 the HMS Eclair, a British naval steamer tasked with interrupting the slave trade along the western coast of Africa, made port… Continue Reading
Los Angeles gave America the modern street gang. Groups like the Crips and MS-13 have spread from coast to coast, and even abroad. But on the streets of Southern California they’ve seen a significant decline. Why?
Sedaris writes about a family trip to the beach, snapping turtles, and the evolution of his father into a “nice and agreeable” person.
How does a person rebuild a life after a criminal conviction in a society that sees ex-offenders as unworthy of a job? The post The Shutters Come Down appeared first on Aeon Magazine.