Five years after the Japanese tsunami and earthquake, we take a look back at Michael Paterniti’s memorable GQ piece: The Man Who Sailed His House.

+ The photos: 5 Years Since the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.

+ “He was a brilliant programmer and a vicious cartel boss, who became a prized U.S. government asset. The Atavist Magazine presents a story of an elusive criminal kingpin, told in weekly installments.” Here’s episode one: An Arrogant Way of Killing.

+ “People felt that eliminating all these smells was the single most effective way to improve public health.” From Collector’s Weekly: Our Pungent History: Sweat, Perfume, and the Scent of Death.