The Hard Life of an N.F.L. Long Shot




A StarKid Is Born


Joe Moses, member of Team StarKid. He is largely known for playing Severus Snape in The Very Potter Trilogy. 



Radiohead’s Runaway Guitarist


Jonny Greenwood, composer and member of Radiohead



On YouTube, Amateur Is the New Pro


 Bryan Starz, American former music interviewer YouTube personality, musician, and artist manager



My Multiday Massage-a-Thon


"About a month ago, editors from this magazine, which employs me, and from which I am therefore loath to turn down assignments even when they are horrifying, assigned me to get a series of massages and other body treatments here in the coastal town where I live, Wilmington, southeastern N.C., Port City of Progress and Pleasure."




Feast in a Day


 "Last month, Sam Sifton and I took up the job of cooking for 15 people at a friend’s home in Brooklyn. The idea was to feed and impress friends, family members and colleagues without driving ourselves nuts. It’s possible. And to do so, we decided not to spend more than eight hours obsessing over, shopping for and preparing the meal. We bought all our ingredients in the morning and then cooked through the afternoon. Dinner was called for 6 p.m."




The Woman Who Took the Fall for JPMorgan Chase


Ina Drew, former high-ranking executive on Wall Street. She was the chief investment officer for JPMorgan Chase before resigning after the company suffered a trading loss of $9billion in April/May 2012.



A Life-or-Death Situation

If Margaret Pabst Battin hadn’t had a cold that day, she would have joined her husband, Brooke Hopkins, on his bike ride. Instead Peggy (as just about everyone calls her) went to two lectures at the University of Utah, where she teaches philosophy and writes about end-of-life bioethics. Which is why she wasn’t with Brooke the moment everything changed.



Jason Isbell, Unloaded

Jason Isbell, a songwriter and former member of the Drive-By Truckers.



Williamsburg-Appalachia- Country-Blues Goes Pop

Valerie June, an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist.


The Coach Who Exploded


Mike Rice, an American college basketball coach, formerly the head men's basketball coach at Rutgers University. Rice gained national attention in 2013, when ESPN aired Rutgers practice videos showing the coach verbally and physically abusing players. Rice was fired the next day. 



Alabama Shakes’s Soul-Stirring, Shape-Shifting New Sound


The Alabama Shakes, an American rock band.



‘Our Demand Is Simple: Stop Killing Us’


Activists Johnetta Elzie and DeRay Mckesson


Margo Price

American country singer-songwriter, producer, and author