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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
"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
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In Sanaa

The Houthi coup in Yemen.

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Waiting for the Weekend

A short history of leisure.

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  • 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.

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