Riveting Stories

Former New York Times reporter Jere Van Dyk describes what happened when he was kidnapped and imprisoned for 45 days by the Taliban, in the no-man's-land between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Then, David Lipsky, a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, talks about his travels with the late David Foster Wallace. And Bret Easton Ellis discusses his latest novel, Imperial Bedrooms, about a successful screenwriter whose life careens completely out of control. Plus, learn the history of ACORN, and what it was long before it became one of the political lightning rods of the 2008 election.