“Real, relentless isolation is not at all romantic. Indeed, it is far worse than the stress of social life.” In Aeon, Kimberley Brownlee makes the case that the self-reliant individual is a myth that needs updating.

+ “There is so much misinformation about me, no one can say with absolute certainty who I am.” From the NYT: The Lives and Lies of a Professional Impostor.

“Both men wore black overcoats and jeans and, according to a 911 call from the house that evening, one initially said he was a law enforcement officer but didn’t have a badge.” By the time a recent report that Peyton Manning used HGH came out, Manning’s own investigators were already on the case. From WaPo: Inside Peyton Manning’s secret investigation into an Al Jazeera documentary.

+ “Their man was a onetime science-fair champion and self-taught chemist in Wichita, Kansas, named George Marquardt.” From Fusion: The Walter White Of Wichita.

+ Rolling Stone: Inside David Bowie’s Final Years.