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City Hall Screwjob

The city of Cleveland is on the hook $18.7 million in judgements for police brutality. They have a plan to get out of paying. And if it works, cities across the country could starting using the same maneuver.

The DIY Scientist, the Olympian, and the Mutated Gene

How a woman whose muscles disappeared discovered she shared a disease with a muscle-bound Olympic medalist.

David Epstein | ProPublica | Jan 2016
How It Feels

An essay on depression, art, and growing up.

Poetry | Jenny Zhang | Jul 2015
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The Ultimate Terrorist Factory

Letters from a jailed French jihadi.

Scott Sayre | Harper’s | Jan 2015
"Yes, and ... No."

How women in the L.A. comedy scene, long pressured to stay quiet about sexual abuse and harassment for the sake of their careers, began to fight back.

Katie J.M. Baker | Buzzfeed | Jan 2015
The Cold Hard Facts of Freezing to Death

A step-by-step account.

Peter Stark | Outside | Jan 1997
Wenner's World

How a hanger-on at the fringe of San Francisco’s rock scene built the Rolling Stone empire.

David Weir | Salon | Apr 1999
Fiction Pick of the Week: "Do Not Save the Ferocious, Save the Tender"

A shipwreck, a mythical creature.

Can United Figure Out How To Be Less Awful?

A bungled merger. A corruption scandal. Three CEOs in a year. But hey, at least the snacks are free again.

How To Pick A Good First Credit Card

Like it or not, credit cards are just as necessary as shower curtains and running water. Unless you plan on never borrowing money ever, you’ll need one.

The Dragnet

After Daniel Rigmaiden was arrested for a multi-million dollar fraud, he didn’t argue that he was innocent. He wasn’t. But he couldn’t understand how he had been caught. Rigmaiden had covered his tracks meticulously — the only way the cops could’ve found him, he realized, was through some secret tracking device that they had never disclosed to the public.

Russell Brandom | The Verge | Jan 2016
The Trials of Alice Goffman

A sociologist’s controversial first book and the debate over who gets to speak for whom.

The Road Goes on Forever

Looking for the ghosts of the Allman Brothers Band in Macon.

The Fight Within Sociology Over Who Gets To Speak For Whom

Her first book, “On the Run” — about the lives of young black men in West Philadelphia — has fueled a fight within the discipline.

Inside the Snitch Tank

What seems like a slam-dunk case against a mass murderer exposes widespread prosecutorial misconduct in Orange County.

On His Final State Of The Union, How Has Obama Done On The Issues?

Today marks President Obama’s final State of the Union address. Here is a reading guide on some of the issues you may hear about in the president’s address — and on the campaign trail.

The Psychiatrists Prescribing LSD And Ecstasy

Notoriously illegal and synonymous with hedonism, LSD and ecstasy started life as aids to psychotherapy. Meet the band of psychiatrists who want to bring them back.

52 Blue

The story of the loneliest whale in the world.

The Fight for Mosul

A report from the border of ISIS territory in Iraq, where civilians are battling to survive.

Luke Mogelson | New Yorker | Jan 2016
How a 90-Year-Old Missing Person Became a Hit on Spotify

Nobody noticed Connie Converse when she was trying to get a record deal in New York in the 1950s. Nobody stopped her when she left her life in Michigan in 1974, never to be seen again. Today, her music is heard by tens of thousands.

Rosie Cima | Priceonomics | Jan 2015