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What Happens When the Government Uses Facebook as a Weapon?

A report from the Philippines, “the test lab for fake news.”

How and (Why) Athletes Go Broke

Five years after they leave the league, 60 percent of NBA players have nothing left. In the NFL, it’s closer to 80 percent after just two years. On the economics of professional sports.

Nothing Protects Black Women From Dying in Pregnancy and Childbirth

Not education. Not income. Not even being an expert on racial disparities in health care.

Nina Martin | ProPublica | Dec 2017
Inside Trump’s Hour-by-Hour Battle for Self-Preservation

“To an extent that would stun outsiders, Mr. Trump, the most talked-about human on the planet, is still delighted when he sees his name in the headlines. And he is on a perpetual quest to see it there. One former top adviser said Mr. Trump grew uncomfortable after two or three days of peace and could not handle watching the news without seeing himself on it.”

F Is For Future: How To Think About Public Media's Next 50 Years

On the history and unaccomplished mission of pubic broadcasting.

A Sudden Illness

How the author’s life changed.

The Adopted Black Baby, and the White One Who Replaced Her

Forty-seven years later, two daughters meet.

Wikipedia: Tulip Mania

In February 1637, the Dutch tulip market had grown to the point that a single bulb sold for more than 10 times the annual income of a skilled craftsworker. Then, almost overnight, the market crashed completely.

Wikipedia | Dec 2017
The Problem with Muzak

Spotify’s bid to remodel an industry

Tuned Up in the Spirit

On the Old Regular Baptists and the joyful sound.

Millions Are Hounded for Debt They Don’t Owe. One Victim Fought Back, With a Vengeance

Andrew Therrien wanted payback. He got it—and uncovered a conspiracy.

Deep Throat: An Institutional Analysis

A prescient case for W. Mark Felt as journalism’s most famous leaker.

James Mann | The Atlantic | May 1992
The material that built the world is also destroying it. Here’s a fix

You probably didn’t know the cement industry spews more CO2 than all airplanes. A New Jersey startup thinks it can put an end to that.

‘Their Spirits Were Trapped in Those Masks’

No one knows quite what to do with these coerced masks made from the faces of Native American POWS.

Avi Steinberg | Topic | Dec 2017
Fiction: Twelve Brief Anecdotes about the King of Birds

A peculiar obsession turns into a complicated downfall.

Chris Schahfer | Anastamos | Nov 2017

How a fight to stop a potentially toxic Costco chicken plant in Nebraska made common cause of small-town environmentalists and anti-Muslim xenophobes.

On Self-Respect

An essay on understanding our character, worth, and limits.

Joan Didion | Vogue | Jun 1961
Portugal’s radical drugs policy is working. Why hasn’t the world copied it?

Since it decriminalised all drugs in 2001, Portugal has seen dramatic drops in overdoses, HIV infection and drug-related crime

I Made My Shed the Top Rated Restaurant on TripAdvisor

The story of a dream come true.

Oobah Butler | Vice UK | Dec 2017
God’s Plan for Mike Pence

Inside the Vice President’s gamble on Donald Trump.