A Machine Called Z

Under a ring of water in a sealed chamber in the middle of the New Mexico desert lies the heart of a machine that could change the world.

Dec 2000
By Editors Recommend

The Heartbreak Boys of Coogee Beach

In 2002, six members of the Coogee Dolphins rugby club died when a bomb went off in front of a Bali nightclub. Years later, the grief remains—in the huddle, in the bars after games. And yet the Dolphins play on.

GQ
Oct 2004

Pretty Boy

Soon you’ll be seeing male model Shaun De Wet everywhere—in magazines, on billboards, on television and on runways. He’ll travel the world, become rich and land any woman he wants, all before his twenty-second birthday. Nice work, if you can get it.

GQ
Jan 2004

The Man Who Would Fly

Inside the mind of Santiago Calatrava, the man behind architecture’s new religion.

GQ
Oct 2006

Get Married

A thing every man should do before he dies.

Dec 1999
By Editors Recommend

Columbine Never Sleeps

After two furious boys murdered twelve children in a hail of bullets, the media descended, myths were made and myths were torn down. Five years later, the people of Littleton, Colorado, are still looking for salvation.

GQ
Apr 2004

I Do. I Do. I Do. I Do. I Do. I Do. I Do. I Do. I Do.

Confessions of a serial husband.

GQ
Apr 2007

The Television Will Be Revolutionized

Nothing prepared us for what we saw happening across the Arab world this year. One network knew damn well how to report a revolution. The author takes us behind the cameras at Al Jazeera.

GQ
Jun 2011
By Editors Recommend

The Boy from Gitmo

Eight years ago, an Afghan kid was grabbed in a Kabul marketplace after a grenade attack on two American soldiers. He was interrogated and then taken to Guantánamo. But then, thanks to the superhuman efforts of his defense team and one intense military lawyer, the government’s case against him disintegrated. Now he’s back in Afghanistan, free as a badly damaged bird, in a country he barely recognizes, wondering where you go when you grew up nowhere.

GQ
Feb 2011

The Man Who Wouldn’t Die

Olympic hero Rulon Gardner has broken his neck, survived several catastrophic high-speed accidents, and swam away from a plane crash in Lake Powell. In between, he pulled off one of the great upsets in sports history and became an American legend.

GQ
Aug 2007

The Telling Room

Ambrosio Molinos made a cheese that was hailed as the finest in the world. One bite, it was said, conjured long-lost memories. But then, things went horribly wrong and Ambrosio was left with nothing but vengeance. An excerpt from Michael Paterniti's new book about love, betrayal, and a legendary cheese.

Jul 2013

Gone Fishin’

Remembering New York Yankees legend Catfish Hunter.

Apr 2012
From the Web

This Must Be the Place

What 13 years living under the spell of a tiny Spanish town revealed about the fantasy of travel.

From the Web

The 15-Year Layover

He is a man without a country, a family and a home. For more than a decade, Merhan Nasseri has been living in terminal one at Charles de Gaulle airport, waiting. For what, he doesn't know anymore

GQ
Sep 2003
From the Web

How to Drake It in America

When he was just 23, the rapper Drake set a goal for himself: He'd make $25 million by the time he was 25 years old. Now 26 and readying his most inspired album yet, the Canadian sensation has set a new goal for himself. The approach is the same, but the endgame is exponentially more ambitious.

GQ
Jul 2013
From the Web

The Luckiest Village in the World

It was a tiny town of farmers, a village where everyone knew everyone and nearly all struggled to make ends meet. But then, a few days before Christmas, they won the largest lottery in the history of Spain. The entire town. All of them.

GQ
May 2013
From the Web

In China’s Shadow

Fifteen years after the handover to mainland China, Hong Kong residents worry that their identity—and their freedoms—are slipping away.
From the Web

Un Uomo Nuovo

How I learned to look, act, eat, and think like an Italian gentleman in just three days thanks to the emperor of cashmere, Brunello Cucinelli.
GQ
Apr 2012
From the Web

The Man Who Sailed His House

Two days after the Japanese tsunami, after the waves had left their destruction, as rescue workers searched the ruins, news came of an almost surreal survival: Miles out at sea, a man was found, alone, riding on nothing but the roof of his house. Michael Paterniti tells his astonishing tale.
GQ
Oct 2011
From the Web

The Fast Track to Dharma: 60 Degrees Straight down, Mind the Boulders and Avalanches

A postcard from La Grave, France—alpinism’s new lost horizon.

Feb 1996
From the Web

Torched

Summer after summer, the smokejumpers head for the front lines as the tinderbox forests of the West explode. Fire is the killer and the ally, and every time they escape it, they can’t wait for the inferno to begin again.

Sep 1995
From the Web

Come to Happyland

Discover Burma, the dictators say, Southeast Asia’s most beautiful and friendly country. And so he did. A visit to an anesthetized state.

Dec 1996
From the Web

The Other Side of the Island

While reporting his story on Mohammed Jawad, Michael Paterniti visited Guantánamo Bay to see firsthand the place where Jawad was held for seven years. This is the oral history of his time there.

GQ
Mar 2011
From the Web

The Last Will and Testament of William Jefferson Clinton

After one of his state of the union addresses, a political enemy said: I hate the son of a bitch, but the words go right into you. One of his speech-writers jokes that he writes Hemingway and the man delivers Faulkner. Arafat waddles up, beaming, arms outstretched, and hugs him. Yasir, he says, I’m so glad you’re here!

Dec 2000