The Man who Pierced the Sky – Vanity Fair
What drove Felix Baumgartner to make a living stunt jumping, culminating in a jump from 24 miles above the Earth?
What Being a Handyman Has Taught Me About Male Insecurity – The Atlantic
Why you shouldn’t feel bad about paying a guy to fix your pipes.
The Real Limitless Drug Isn’t Just for Life Hackers Anymore – New York Magazine
More and more, people like traders and entrepreneurs are taking Modafinil and other nootropics, drugs designed to increase mental acuity and defeat exhaustion.
This Is Humankind – Aeon
Author Polina Aronson is a Russian Jew who lives in Germany. How does someone in that position cope with the enormity of history represented by who she is and where she lives?
The Body in Room 348 – Vanity Fair
Police couldn’t solve the case of a popular oil and gas baron, found dead in his Texas hotel room with strange internal injuries, so his widow turned to a private investigator to crack the case.
How a Single Spy Helped Turn Pakistan Against the United States – The New York Times
In the wake of Osama Bin Laden’s death, a lot of westerners have forgotten that an American spy gunned down two men on the streets of Lahore—and was caught.