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F Is For Future: How To Think About Public Media's Next 50 Years

On the history and unaccomplished mission of pubic broadcasting.

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A Sudden Illness

How the author’s life changed.

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The Adopted Black Baby, and the White One Who Replaced Her

Forty-seven years later, two daughters meet.

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Wikipedia: Tulip Mania

In February 1637, the Dutch tulip market had grown to the point that a single bulb sold for more than 10 times the annual income of a skilled craftsworker. Then, almost overnight, the market crashed completely.

Wikipedia | Dec 2017
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The Problem with Muzak

Spotify’s bid to remodel an industry

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Tuned Up in the Spirit

On the Old Regular Baptists and the joyful sound.

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Millions Are Hounded for Debt They Don’t Owe. One Victim Fought Back, With a Vengeance

Andrew Therrien wanted payback. He got it—and uncovered a conspiracy.

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Deep Throat: An Institutional Analysis

A prescient case for W. Mark Felt as journalism’s most famous leaker.

James Mann | The Atlantic | May 1992
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The material that built the world is also destroying it. Here’s a fix

You probably didn’t know the cement industry spews more CO2 than all airplanes. A New Jersey startup thinks it can put an end to that.

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‘Their Spirits Were Trapped in Those Masks’

No one knows quite what to do with these coerced masks made from the faces of Native American POWS.

Avi Steinberg | Topic | Dec 2017
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Fiction: Twelve Brief Anecdotes about the King of Birds

A peculiar obsession turns into a complicated downfall.

Chris Schahfer | Anastamos | Nov 2017
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Compromised

How a fight to stop a potentially toxic Costco chicken plant in Nebraska made common cause of small-town environmentalists and anti-Muslim xenophobes.

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On Self-Respect

An essay on understanding our character, worth, and limits.

Joan Didion | Vogue | Jun 1961
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Portugal’s radical drugs policy is working. Why hasn’t the world copied it?

Since it decriminalised all drugs in 2001, Portugal has seen dramatic drops in overdoses, HIV infection and drug-related crime

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I Made My Shed the Top Rated Restaurant on TripAdvisor

The story of a dream come true.

Oobah Butler | Vice UK | Dec 2017
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God’s Plan for Mike Pence

Inside the Vice President’s gamble on Donald Trump.

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Blank Place

Richard Hell after Lexington.

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In Chatlogs, Celebrated Hacker and Activist Confesses Countless Sexual Assaults

“I have drunkenly sexually assaulted or raped women—the exact number of which I am currently determining.”

Sarah Jeong | The Verge | Nov 2017
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The Joys and Sorrows of Watching My Own Birth

Shelby Vittek reflects on the bittersweet experience of watching herself be born — and her now-divorced mom and dad become parents — again and again.

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Trixie Mattel Is for Men (and Women and Kids)

A profile of the diva who is proving that drag is entertainment for everyone.

Caity Weaver | GQ | Nov 2017
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