The American Male at Age Ten

A glimpse into the strange, yet sometimes rational, obsessions of a ten-year-old boy.

Dec 1992

Rin Tin Tin

Can a dog have nine lives—or even more? In an exclusive excerpt from Susan Orlean’s “Rin Tin Tin,” meet the devoted caretakers and fans preserving the iconic canine star’s legacy.

Oct 2012


Jean Paul Gaultier’s inspirations.

Sep 2011

Do We Transcend before or after We Purchase the Commemorative Eel Cakes?

Attempting Mount Fuji, where nature, religion, sport, and schlock form the most holy of alliances.

Oct 1997

The Dog Star

Rin Tin Tin and the Making of Warner Bros.

Aug 2011
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Shoot the Moon

Felipe Lopez may be one in a million—a high school basketball star who can play out of the inner city and into the NBA. And to get him there, Lopez’s ability to shield himself from the world around him will prove not less vital than his on-court talents.

Mar 1993

Show Dog

It’s not easy being a professional boxer. Biff Truesdale, who will be defending his titles at the Westminster show, just makes it look that way.

Feb 1995

Girl Power

Has Sabrina the Teenage Witch worked her magic on a generation?

May 1998

The Place to Disappear

Why so many people wind up on Khao San Road.

Jan 2000

Lost Dog

What to do if someone steals your pet.

Feb 2005


Jun 2003

I Want This Apartment

Feb 1999
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Meet the Shaggs

Three girls from New Hampshire who became one of music’s strangest legends.

Sep 1999
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Orchid Fever

The story that went on to blossom into The Orchid Thief and the Spike Jonze movie Adaptation.

Jan 1995
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Living Large

Jun 1991

The It Bird

The return of the back-yard chicken.

Sep 2009

The Outsiders

Reinventing a part of town that people thought would never change.

Jul 2004

Little Wing

When homing pigeons leave home.

Feb 2006

The Origami Lab

Why a physicist dropped everything for paper folding.

Feb 2007

Thinking in the Rain

An artist takes on the umbrella.

Feb 2008
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Where’s Willy?

Everybody’s favorite whale tries to make it on his own.

Sep 2002

The Congo Sound

How a record store in Paris became a center of African music.

Oct 2002
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La Matadora Revisa Su Maquillaje (The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup)

In the 500 dusty years of refined yet raw Spanish ritual, one young matador stands quite apart from the others.

Dec 1996
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Life’s Swell

To be a surfer girl in Maui is to be the luckiest of creatures. It means you’re beautiful and tan and ready to rip. It means you’ve caught the perfect dappled wave and are on a ride that can’t possibly end. The story that inspired the Hollywood hit "Blue Crush."

Sep 1998