Longform

When a Magician’s Curse Swung Boxing’s Biggest Bout

In 1939, Tiger Jack Fox got his first and only shot at the title, and lost it thanks to black magic, a woman with a razor blade, and a manager with a knack for hypnosis.

Pilgrimage to the Site of My Mother’s Suicide

Mom died in a random parking garage. I didn't know why, but I had to see it.

40 Years Ago, an Alabama Jury Proved White Supremacists Could Be Brought to Justice

The long-delayed trial of the KKK bomber meant white southerners like me—and my aunt, who was on the jury—could no longer ignore the evil around us.

The Brutal Excommunication of a Christian Homeschooling Pioneer

She was a rising star of the religious right, with fervent followers across the nation. When she filed for divorce, it all came crashing down.

The “Fixer” at the Heart of the Campus Sexual Assault Debate

An excerpt from Vanessa Grigoriadis's new book about sex, power and consent on campus.

This Flood-Savaged Hamlet Proves Climate Change Isn’t Just a Coastal Concern

Nine inches of rain nearly wiped Richwood, West Virginia, off the map. As waters rise around the globe, this tiny town offers a terrifying vision of our future—if we don’t act.

The Man Who’s Been Fighting for Medicinal Psychedelics for 45 Years

A consensus is building that demonized drugs like LSD and MDMA have significant therapeutic value. Rick Doblin has been preparing for this moment since he was 18 years old.

This Daring Brit’s Long-Lost WWII Diary Chronicles London’s Darkest Days

As Nazi bombs rained, an aging architect risked his life to protect the greatest symbol of England's resistance: St. Paul’s Cathedral. And he documented every moment.

I Spent a Week in the Colombian Jungle Harvesting Cocaine

To understand the drug that has shaped my country's history, I set my fear aside and got to work.