The Falling Man - In the picture, he departs from this earth like an arrow…
The Deal of the Century - As our financial system entered free fall and the people who ran Wall Street struggled to avert a complete economic collapse, an epic battle for power was being waged between Barclays and JPMorgan Chase.
The Last Tailors - An old office building at Fifty-third and Madison is home, for now, to the last old men who ply the ancient trade.
Invasion - There are billions of humans on earth, and trillions upon trillions of ants - an estimated 1.6 million for every human being.
Gone - What’s it like to be kidnapped and held for ransom? This is what it’s like…
The Case for Intelligent Design - It can’t damage science. But it will change Christianity.
Second Skin - For most of us, it started with a shirt. A nice shirt, certainly, but it was what the shirt represented — prestige and prosperity and the promise of the good life — that so many people were trying to buy. Not everynone bought it, though — not at first, anyway.
My Mom Couldn’t Cook - My mother was not just a mom. She was a dame. She was a broad. A Harlowesque platinum blonde, I never knew the real color of her hair.
My Father’s Fashion Tips - First it was Lubriderm, what my father rubbed briskly between his palms and extended in glistening offering. “How about a bit of the Lube?” he’d say when I walked into his bathroom….
Surviving High School - A story about two friends — why one made it through and one did not, and how to survive “the best years of your life.”
The Terrible Boy - What children do to other children and what happens when we decide that children deserve to be treated precisely like adults.
What’s it like to be kidnapped and held for ransom, not as a political prisoner but as an economic one? What’s it like to live in the Ecuadoran jungle for 141 days? What’s it like not to sleep, to be bound in chains, to have your body invaded by living things, to waste away to the point of death? This is what it’s like.