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Melissa McCarthy Wants to Cheer You Up

She’s trying to keep comedy alive at a moment when Hollywood—and its audience—can’t seem to crack a smile.

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The Queen West Voyeur

His friends and tenants thought he was a great guy, until they discovered he was filming them in their most private moments

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "The International Congress for Kids Whose Dads Are Commie Draft Dodgers"

Children engage in their own democratic process.

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Inside the Mind of a Voyeur

Pete Forde was a good landlord and a great friend, or so his tenants thought. Then they discovered he was filming them in their most private moments.

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Living in the Present with John Prine

A profile.

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How the West Was Digitized

The making of Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2.

Harold Goldberg | Vulture | Oct 2018
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Rainbow Farm: The Domestic Siege That Time Forgot

A week before 9/11, a five-day standoff at a 34-acre campground in rural Michigan that been the site of marijuana festivals ended with the killing of the couple that owned it, Tom Crosslin, 46, and Rolland “Rollie” Rohm, 28.

Jeff Winkler | The Outline | Oct 2018
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The FBI of the National Park Service

When a day hike in Rocky Mountain National Park ended in a grisly death, Investigative Services Branch veteran Beth Shott hit the trail, where she began unraveling a harrowing case.

Rachel Monroe | Outside | Oct 2018
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Instagram Has a Massive Harassment Problem

Rethinking “the internet’s kindest place.”

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Gabrielle Hamilton and Ashley Merriman Dreamed of Writing the Second Chapter in the #MeToo Story

Instead, they got scorched.

Maggie Bullock | The Cut | Oct 2018
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The Prophets of Cryptocurrency Survey the Boom and Bust

Inside the ongoing argument over whether Bitcoin, Ethereum, and the blockchain are transforming the world.

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'Some of Us Have Got to Die'

What the 1949 film Twelve O’Clock High still tells us about air combat and the burden of command.

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Forging the Oregon Trail

Forty years ago, a trio of student teachers created the most popular educational game of all-time.

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The Man Who Broke Politics

Newt Gingrich turned partisan battles into bloodsport and now he’s reveling in his achievements.

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The People Who Moved to Chernobyl

The families who are choosing to live in the exclusion zone’s ghost villages and nearby.

Zhanna Bezpiatchuk | BBC | Oct 2018
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Video games: The Addiction

Tom Bissell was an acclaimed young writer when he started playing Grand Theft Auto. For the last three years he has been sleep deprived, cocaine fueled, and barely able to write a word—and he has no regrets.

Tom Bissell | The Guardian | Mar 2010
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Inside the Music Business in China

As labels big and small attempt to gain traction in the world’s largest market, they’re learning that selling pop is never simple in the epicenter of piracy.

Ed Peto | The Register | Nov 2007
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The “Gay for Pay” Porn Star Who Hatched a Million-Dollar Blackmail Scheme

Teo Brank found a lucrative side hustle arranging escorts for sex parties. But when his business soured, he turned to extortion.

Narratively | Oct 2018
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My Great-Grandfather the Bundist

On the history of the Bund, an armed, socialist anti-Zionist group that was once the most popular Jewish party in Poland until they were murdered in the Holocaust.

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Unprotected

An acclaimed American charity said it was saving some of the world’s most vulnerable girls from sexual exploitation. But from the very beginning, girls were being raped.

Finlay Young | ProPublica | Oct 2018
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