The business of sleep

A piece looking at the science of sleep, and how this essential human need is in conflict with the new attention economy.

The Secrets of the World’s Greatest Art Thief

Stéphane Breitwieser is a thief who millions of dollars worth of art, apparently primarily through sleight of hand and an astonishing appetite for risk. He is unlike most other art thieves in that he stole with no intention to sell, but apparently for the love of the work itself.

Into the Storm

A gripping account of the sinking of two container ships and an attempted coastguard rescue in a massive storm off the coast of the United States.

Alan Rusbridger’s Guardian is on a suicide mission

There is more than a whiff of the hatchet job to the piece on The Guardian written by a self-described “friend of the paper” who has had a “falling out” with his erstwhile chum. There’s nothing like a bit of personal animosity to make for an interesting read. Beyond that though, it’s a case study of the dynamics of running one of the world’s largest media groups (and burning $45m a year in cash while doing so.).