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In the Pit With the Fighting Roosters

A massive raid on a long-running cockfighting ring in Arkansas has raised complex questions about ICE, immigration, and the future of a centuries-old tradition.

David Hill | The Ringer | Jul 2018
The Most Important Video Game on the Planet

How Fortnite became the Instagram of gaming.

Brian Feldman | New York | Jul 2018
Fiction Pick of the Week: "The King of South Phoenix"

The intersection of climate change and reality TV.

When Your Muse Is Also a Demonic Dominatrix

On the controversial reputation of Salvador Dalí’s wife, Gala.

Her Husband Was a Princeton Graduate Student. Then He Was Taken Prisoner in Iran.

Hua Qu is fighting to save her husband — one of at least seven U.S. captives in the Islamic Republic being used as pawns in a nearly 40-year secret history of hostage taking.

Inhuman Resources

Mike Picarella wanted to protect a co-worker from humiliating sexual harassment. He didn’t expect his own life to be destroyed in the process.

David Dayen | Highline | Jul 2018
The Beginning of the End of the World

A “reckless” fracking company, poisoned springs, and a family forced to buy water at Walmart.

In Praise of Defensive Football

In Praise of Defensive Football

The Sicario: A Juárez Hit Man Speaks

The author travels to Mexico to meet a retired assassin and kidnapper, now himself a target of the cartels that once employed him.

Charles Bowden | Harper’s | Apr 2009
The Untold Story of Syria's Antifa Platoon

Rojava becomes the Spanish Civil War of modern times for a ragtag group of leftists revolutionaries.

Seth Harp | Rolling Stone | Jul 2018
Attack on Skull Island

After the blockbuster success of Kong: Skull Island, director Jordan Vogt-Roberts fled Hollywood to live the expat dream life in Vietnam. Then, one night at a Saigon club, he was brutally beaten by a mysterious mob of gangsters. Who were these monsters? Soon, he began directing something entirely different—an international hunt for the men who nearly killed him.

Max Marshall | GQ | Jul 2018
Queer Food Is Hiding in Plain Sight

From kitchen camp to political plates, queer people have been shaping food culture for decades.

Kyle Fitzpatrick | Eater | Jun 2018

What happens when your neighborhood, your city, seem to have lost their way?

Japan’s Vegetable-Eating Men

A nation of suit-wearing salarymen educates its first generation of stay-at-home dads.

Amy Westervelt | Topic | Jun 2018
Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf Scientist?

A pre-eminent expert on large carnivores runs afoul of the enemies of the wolf.

Wikipedia: Tokyo Subway Sarin Attack
Aum Shinrikyo was founded in 1984 as a yoga and meditation class, initially known as Oumu Shinsen no Kai (オウム神仙の会 “Aum Mountain Hermits’ Society”), by pharmacist Chizuo Matsumoto.

Later, Matsumoto changed his name to Shoko Asahara and masterminded the most deadly terrorist attack in Japanese history. Asahara was executed by hanging on July 6, 2018, at the Tokyo Detention House, 23 years after the sarin gas attack, along with six other cult members.

The Endless Reign of Rupert Murdoch

After decades of influence, the media mogul isn’t so much a person as an epoch.

Richard Cooke | The Monthly | Jul 2018
Ice Poseidon’s Lucrative, Stressful Life as a Live Streamer

When your job is to constantly share your life, even your worst moments are an opportunity to please your audience.

Adrian Chen | New Yorker | Jul 2018
Christ in the Garden of Endless Breadsticks

On the enduring appeal of Olive Garden.

Helen Rosner | Eater | Oct 2017
The Bull on the Mountain

A hike gone terribly wrong.