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Mattress Day

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

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.

Training Young Doctors

On the failing institution of the teaching hospital.


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
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.

  • 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.

Our Backup Planet

What’s behind the dream of colonizing Mars?

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
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.

A Pinot Noir

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

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
Living in a Trailer

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

James Jones | Holiday | Jul 1952
House of Secrets

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

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

A support group for trans veterans meets in New Orleans, linked to the only VA that is known to treat them with respect.

Mac McClelland | Buzzfeed | May 2015
In Sanaa

The Houthi coup in Yemen.

Waiting for the Weekend

A short history of leisure.

  • This is a really good article but Longform's way too short article summaries/snippets really undersells the shit out of everything. : amiantos
How We’re Failing Our Female Veterans

From equipment that doesn’t fit to an ill-equipped VA medical system.

The War on Big Food

How packaged-food companies like Campbell and Hershey are responding to the backlash against pesticides, preservatives, high-fructose corn syrup, growth hormones, antibiotics, gluten, and genetically modified organisms.

Beth Kowitt | Fortune | May 2015
Crossover Potential

A mortuary employee surveys her scene.

Sarah Wambold | Joyland | May 2015
The Star on the Sidewalk

On Arielle Holmes, a burgeoning actress who was, literally, plucked from the streets.

Amy Larocca | New York | May 2015