Collection: Unputdownable Stories

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Wie Deutschland am Bau eines Flughafens scheiterte

Der Spiegel

You’ve all heard jokes about the BER airport that they just can’t finish. How is that even possible? This seven-month investigation offers an impressively detailed reconstruction of where it all went wrong. A tale of megalomania and dilettantism, which will have you shake your head in disbelief almost non-stop. (The article is only available in German, for now, I hope)

Published in Weekly Filet #244
    In collection: Unputdownable Stories

    When I’m Gone

    Medium

    A wonderful story: A young father, who is dying at the age of 27, writes letters of advice to his young son, only to be read after he passes specific life milestones: «When you have your first kiss», «When you have the worst fight ever with your mom», «When you realize you’re gay» just to name a few. The son, now 85 years old, tells the story.

    Published in Weekly Filet #219
      In collections: Unputdownable Stories, Best of 2015

      The Wetsuitman

      Dagbladet

      One of those rare stories that captivate you right from the start and never let you go. Last winter, two bodies washed ashore in Norway and the Netherlands. They were wearing identical wetsuits. The police never managed to identify them. This journalist did. A sad, true story, masterly reported and told.

      Published in Weekly Filet #214
        In collections: Unputdownable Stories, Best of 2015

        The Untold Story of Silk Road

        Wired

        The thrilling story of the obscure online marketplace Silk Road, often referred to as the Ebay for drugs. Created by one man in 2011, it created more than 1 billion dollars in sales before it was shut down by the FBI (but not before Silk Road’s founder allegedly hired a hitman to kill one of his employees the FBI had tracked down). Great reporting, great storytelling. This is part one, part two will be released on May 14.

        Published in Weekly Filet #206
          In collections: Unputdownable Stories, Best of 2015