The Wolves of K Street
For gamblers looking for an edge, PredctIt turns politics into something more than a cynical battleground. Meet the people making bank on our nightmarish election selection.
20 Minutes - by David Hill for The Ringer
At one time a graffiti artist, rapper, internationally exhibited painter, video and TV-commercial director, screen writer, film scorer, actor, lecturer and when this profile was published in 1992 on Fred Brathwaite, he was the influential host of MTV's Saturday-night show, Yo! MTV Raps.
43 Minutes - by Susan Orlean for The New Yorker
The Name's Hader... Bill Hader
A profile on the career (the anxieties of SNL, general insecurity, his new series, Barry) of Bill Hader... in our opinion one of the most talented former SNLers in recent memory.
13 Minutes - by Andrew Gruttadaro for The Ringer
Searching for Sugary Daddy
Do you ever see a super-old, super-rich guy out on the town with a super-young girl who's super out of his league and wonder, how the hell did that happen? This is it how it happened. An investigation into the bold, new transactional love economy.
25 Minutes - by Taffy Brodesser-Akner for GQ
The War on Drugs: Inside Man
A profile on a modern-day rock genius. Adam Granduciel is a perfectionist very much in the vein of Bruce Springsteen, though at times, fully crippled by anxiety and the need to create transcendent rock n' roll. We are huge fans.
18 Minutes - by David Brevan for Pitchfork
The Biology of Attraction
Retro Read: Much of courtship and mating is choreographed by nature. In fact, nature designed men and women to work together.
20 Minutes - by Helen E. Fisher for Psychology Today
How hippie surfers and a Spanish teacher started one of the largest drug smuggling operations on the West coast.
60+ Minutes - by Joshuah Bearman for The Atavist
Cutting 'Old Heads' at IBM
As it scrambled to compete in the internet world, the once-dominant tech company cut tens of thousands of US workers, hitting its most senior employees hardest and flouting rules against age bias.
30Minutes - by Peter Gosselin and Ariana Tobin for ProPublica