by Cody Delistraty
How Picasso Bled the Women in His Life for Art
Sixteen years ago, Marina Picasso, one of Pablo Picasso’s granddaughters, became the first family member to go public about how much her family had suffered under the artist’s narcissism. “No one in my family ever managed to escape from the stranglehold of this genius,”
by Antonio Regalado
Eugenic 2.0: We're at the Dawn of Choosing Embryos by Height, Health & More
Will you be among the first to pick your kid's IQ? As machine learning unlocks predictions from DNA databases, scientists say parents could have choices never before possible.
by Tim Alberta
The Miami Hotel Where All The Narcos Came to Play
The unbelievable yet true story of the Mutiny, the hotel at the center of Miami's cocaine cowboy's heyday - and an inspiration for the film, Scarface.
by Scott Sayare
The Web Began Dying in 2014: Here's How.
Facebook, Google & Amazon are eating the internet. If you run any type of business/creative endeavor on the web, you should know the broader trends and dynamics that are shaping internet use as a result of these major shifts.
by Matthew Campbell
The Brothers Who Bought South Africa
Africa’s most important economy now appears to function for the benefit of one powerful family—the Guptas.
by William Gibson
RETRO: Disneyland with the Death Penalty
On the sanitized wonderland that is Singapore.
by Lisa Robinson
An Oral History of Laurel Canyon, the 60's and 70's Music Mecca
They made music together, took drugs together, formed bands together, slept together. But none of the legends of the Laurel Canyon scene that flowered in LA in the late 60's and early 70's - Joni Mitchell, David Crsoby, Linda Ronstadt, and others - remember it quite the same way.
VIDEO: Inside Danica Roem's Historic Victory
Danica Roem made history as the first openly transgender person to be elected to a state house—unseating an anti-trans Republican and inspiring people across the US.
by Dan Fierman
Bill Murray is Ready to See You Now
From 2010: Bill Murray grants a rare interview and appears to admit, among other things, that he occasionally approaches strangers from behind on the streets of NYC, puts his hands over their eyes, and says “guess who.”