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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
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Whale Fall

On the slow death of a beached humpback whale.

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

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

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

What do we owe those we take in?

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"I'm 70 in Basketball Years"

Kobe Bryant in twilight.

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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
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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
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Kristin Beck: A Navy SEAL In Transition

A former member of SEAL Team 6 sheds her disguise.

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

The original article that inspired the movie Spotlight.

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Revenge of the Nerds

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

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"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.

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Birthright

The political history of Planned Parenthood.

Jill Lepore | New Yorker | Nov 2011
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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.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Briar Switch"

A dangerous trek to visit a dying father.

Elizabeth Tallent | Lit Hub | Nov 2015
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Crush Point

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

John Seabrook | New Yorker | Feb 2011
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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
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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
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Native Intelligence

The true story of the first Thanksgiving.

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Home for the Holidays

Surviving a trip to see the family for Thanksgiving.

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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?

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