I Sold The French Laundry. Then It Became ‘the Best Restaurant in the World’

By Ben Proudfoot When my father died, he held disappointment in his heart. He was 66 and had only just retired from a life of 80-hour workweeks as a successful lawyer, and this next chapter promised everything he had skimped…

Rocketland: A Hub for Dorks

SpaceX’s Starbase project has inspired fans from around the country to move to a small town in Texas just to live close to the facility. In April 2022, the Verge went down to Brownsville, Texas to meet some of Elon…

Kacey Musgraves Makes ‘Star-Crossed’ Album

Kacey Musgraves lets us into the creative process during the making of her latest album ‘star-crossed.’ It’s about heartbreak.

The Art of Life

As a rising star in the field of abstract mathematics, Michael Behrens discovered that he could see beauty and pattern where others could not. But his path was not to be inside academia, or even inside society. He went on…

The Dark Side of Hollywood Icon Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis’s patented form of slapstick made him a 20th-century comedic icon. But former co-stars first interviewed by the directors behind Allen v. Farrow say he was a bully who sexually harassed—and in at least one case, sexually assaulted —women…

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