Collection: Unputdownable Stories

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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

        When your father is the BTK serial killer, forgiveness is not tidy

        The Wichita Eagle
        Guest curated by Lara Fritzsche

        Kerri asked friends: «Don’t tag our children» on Facebook. When friends asked why, she didn’t know how to answer them. She told some of them that «my dad did something terrible.»

        «What?»

        «Just Google me.»

        And they would. And then: «Oh.»

        Kerri Rawsons father killed at least ten people and she has to live with it.

        The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence

        Wait But Why

        This is one of the rare kind of texts that has the potential to completely change your perspective. I’ve always struggled to wrap my head around Artificial Intelligence and the question of whether and when machines will be more intelligent than humans. It sure is a fascinating issue, but it always had this sci-fi out-of-touchiness; humans are notoriously bad at understanding exponential growth and thus far, no text had really helped me understand how we might get from Siri and Watson to superintelligent computers and immortality (or extinction) within a couple of decades. All of that changed when I read this two-part series. A stunner. In so many ways.