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How to Destroy an American Family

The Straters’ lives have been devastated by relentless cyberattacks. And there’s nothing they can do about it.

Aaron Sankin | Daily Dot | Nov 2015
Whale Fall

On the slow death of a beached humpback whale.

Rebecca Giggs | Granta | Nov 2015
The Ultimate Feel-Furious Movie About Wall Street

How Michael Lewis’s The Big Short became a Hollywood comedy.

Jessica Pressler | Vulture | Nov 2015
The Rights Of Refugees Who Do Wrong

What do we owe those we take in?

"I'm 70 in Basketball Years"

Kobe Bryant in twilight.

When a Kid Kills His Longtime Abuser, Who's the Victim?

Vengeance, abuse, and the strange double standards of death penalty politics.

Marc Bookman | Mother Jones | Nov 2015
The Refugee Dilemma

Why Nelson Kargbo, a child soldier given asylum in America, was sent back and what the U.S. owes those it takes in.

Rachel Aviv | New Yorker | Nov 2015
Kristin Beck: A Navy SEAL In Transition

A former member of SEAL Team 6 sheds her disguise.

Devin Friedman | GQ | Nov 2015
Church Allowed Abuse by Priest for Years

The original article that inspired the movie Spotlight.

Revenge of the Nerds

How the Caltech basketball team, losers of 310 straight conference games, figured out a formula for winning.

"The System of TV Is Creaking Under Its Own Weight Right Now"

An interview with Michael Schur, who wrote for Saturday Night Live and The Office before co-creating Parks and Recreation and Brookyn Nine-Nine.


The political history of Planned Parenthood.

Jill Lepore | New Yorker | Nov 2011
A Dream of Secular Utopia in ISIS' Backyard

On a thin sliver of land called Rojava where “rules of the neighboring ISIS caliphate ha[ve] been inverted,” a Kurdish Syrian college trains its future autonomous leaders.

Fiction Pick of the Week: "Briar Switch"

A dangerous trek to visit a dying father.

Elizabeth Tallent | Lit Hub | Nov 2015
Crush Point

Why people stampede, and what can be done to prevent “crowd disasters.”

John Seabrook | New Yorker | Feb 2011
How the Gun Control Debate Ignores Black Lives

We know that certain programs can help prevent gun deaths among black men. No one in Washington seems to care.

Lois Beckett | ProPublica | Nov 2015
The Unlikely True International Story of the Man Called Orange Brother

The ups and downs of being an accidental viral sensation.

Christopher Beam | Gawker | Nov 2015
Native Intelligence

The true story of the first Thanksgiving.

Home for the Holidays

Surviving a trip to see the family for Thanksgiving.

A Navy SEAL In Transition

Back when she was a member of SEAL Team 6, Kristin Beck liked to grow her beard real long. But as disguises go, that was nothing compared with the life she lived as a man. What’s it take, and how does it feel, for a paragon of masculinity to travel so far to find her true self?