Greg Hanlon: The Many Crimes of Mel Hall. SB Nation, July 2014.
“It was Mel Hall all the time,” she testified. “Any time he left [for a road trip], he would reprimand me and tell me not to see anybody, not to talk to anybody, not to go anywhere, not to do anything but to basically wait for his calls.”
Seth Mnookin: One of a Kind. The New Yorker, July 2014.
Later that evening, when Cristina was alone with Matt, she broke down in tears. “What have we done to our child?” she said. “How many things can we put him through?” As one obscure genetic condition after another was ruled out, the Mights began to wonder whether they would ever learn the cause of their son’s agony. What if Bertrand was suffering from a disorder that was not just extremely rare but entirely unknown to science?
Daniel Patterson: The Imaginary Dinner [not available online]. Lucky Peach, Fall 2013.
I was always in the kitchen then. It was all I knew, the thrum of rattling hoods and slamming doors, the fluorescent lights, the smell of roasting onions and just-cut herbs and long-simmered stocks. It wasn’t really much of a home, but it was mine, and when I was young I left it reluctantly.
Emma Rosenblum: Pitbull: Get Rich or Die Shilling. Business Week, July 2014.
Pitbull considers this and waves at the waitress for more water. The look on his face suggests he’s about to say something profound, and he delivers.
“Culture is generation. Generation is power.”
“Explain that to me—because you use generators to make power, right?” Zulueta laughs with a loud bark.
Pitbull continues, straight-faced. “When you become a generation—say, the MTV generation—that’s where you create your power.”
Zulueta purses his lips, trying to understand.
“The content fed the culture, the culture fed the generation. Everyone says content is king. But culture is everything. Content creates a culture—the Kardashians created a culture.”
“I got it,” says Zulueta, though it seems like he might not.
Benjamin Wallace: Kara Swisher Is Silicon Valley’s Most Feared and Well-Liked Journalist. How Does That Work? New York Magazine, July 2014.
[I]t’s an event where Steve Jobs and Bill Gates came together onstage for a historic conversation, where Mark Zuckerberg broke out in such a sweat as he was pressed on privacy issues that he removed his ever-present hoodie