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What Was Wrong With Everything Was People

On being kicked out of Doris Lessing’s house.

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Why You Can Kiss My Mulatto Ass

“The recent reemergence of mulatto identity isn’t about race, it’s about actively acknowledging a multiethnic reality in a simplistically racialized world.”

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Why Baltimore Blew Up

It wasn’t just the killing of Freddie Gray. Inside the complex legal infrastructure that encourages — and covers up — police violence.

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Training Young Doctors: The Current Crisis

In the 1890s, Sir William Osler, now regarded as something of a demigod in American medicine, created at the Johns Hopkins Hospital a novel system for training physicians after graduation from medical school. It required young physicians to reside in the hospital full-time without pay, sometimes for years, to learn how to care for patients under the close supervision of senior physicians.

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The Quest for Hitler's Lost Treasures

The detective work that led to the recovery of a trove of stolen Nazi art.

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Why Baltimore Blew Up

The failures of the “broken windows” approach to policing.

Matt Taibbi | Rolling Stone | May 2015
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Surfing Into Adolescence

To be thirteen, with a surfboard, in Hawaii.

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Mattress Day

The travails of mattress salesmen on one of the busiest weekends of the year.

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The Experiment That Changed Superheroes Forever

It was a compendium of stories that saved the company that launched it, revolutionized the comics medium, and became the foundation of the multi-billion-dollar Marvel cinematic empire.

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Training Young Doctors

On the failing institution of the teaching hospital.

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Unclimable

Searching for the line between courage and humility on an expedition to Cirque of the Unclimbables, a remote ring of perfect rock-climbing mountains in Canada.

Eva Holland | SB Nation | May 2015
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Ninety-Nine Bottles Of Pee On The Wall

Everyone says they’ve got a book inside, but hundreds of people actually write them — and are preyed upon by scam artists. The greatest story of literary vigilantism ever told.

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  • THIS IS AMAZING. : amiantos
  • I wish I could like this post more than just once. : amiantos
Off Diamond Head

Growing up among the tall waves and schoolyard bullies of Hawaii.

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Our Backup Planet

What’s behind the dream of colonizing Mars?

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Monkey Day Care

The subject of a child research experiment tries to get to the bottom of what happened to her.

Michelle Dean | The Verge | May 2015
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A City of Two Tales

The Cleveland police are still adamant that they did nothing wrong in the killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.

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A Pinot Noir

On the trail of a group of thieves stealing the fanciest wine out of San Francisco’s fanciest restaurants.

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The Boy Who Burned Inside

After years of sexual abuse by a neighbor, a teenager takes matters into his own hands.

Maria Cramer | Boston Globe | May 2015
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Living in a Trailer

On touring America and the culture of trailer parks in the early 1950s.

James Jones | Holiday | Jul 1952
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House of Secrets

On Witanhurst, the dilapidated London mansion whose ownership is cloaked in mystery.

Ed Caesar | New Yorker | Jun 2015
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  • Fun early morning read. Pretty short, too. : amiantos