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Mothers of ISIS

The stories of four women whose children joined the Islamic State.

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Who Killed Rubén Espinosa and Nadia Vera?
Whenever news of yet another horrifying murder or massacre somewhere in the country breaks, my friends and I often find ourselves asking if Mexico has “hit bottom” yet… But some crimes move or frighten us in ways we hadn’t anticipated, and the Colonia Narvarte massacre is one of those.
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Failure Factories

On the failure of schools in Pinellas County, Florida.

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Ann Coulter Is a Human Being

Hanging out with one of America’s most hated pundits.

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Crack, a Tiffany Drug at Woolworth Prices

Observations at the dawn of an epidemic.

Barry Michael Cooper | Spin | Feb 1986
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Man vs. Machine

A man had a gift for teaching people to beat the polygraph. Now he’s going to prison.

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The Master of the Murder Castle

The story of H.H. Holmes, America’s first serial killer.

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Coming to America

The difference between being African and being African-American.

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Inside Industrial Light & Magic's Secret Star Wars VR Lab

ILMxLab isn’t just exploring the future of entertainment — they’re already making it.

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ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape

The system of organized sexual slavery at the heart of ISIS.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Dark Air"

A trip to the country turns into nightmare beset by mysterious creatures and body transformations.

“When we went over to look at the creature, it was mostly flattened. It looked like a crow, except the feathers had fallen off its back. Underneath, the flesh was scaly and pink. The exposed skin was split in half by a row of translucent spikes. The spikes were moving slightly, pointing first in this direction, then in that. The smell made me wrinkle my nose. It was an oddly sweet smell to find outdoors, like an open vat of lollipop flavoring.”

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Jerry Heller Expresses Himself

Catching up with N.W.A’s controversial former manager.

Amos Barshad | Grantland | Aug 2015
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The Ghosts of Pickering Trail

Only after buying a new home did the Milliken family learn something terrible had happened in it.

Will Hunt | The Atavist | Aug 2015
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The Unretiring Serena Williams

“Richard Williams raised her to go to war with the world. Post-tennis, she plans to live in it.”

Kerry Howley | New York | Aug 2015
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Hellbent, But Not Broken

Agony, hallucinations, and canoes on the Yukon River.

Eva Holland | SB Nation | Aug 2015
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The Death of Patient Zero

Personalized medicine may one day deliver routine medical miracles. But it wasn’t ready in time for Stephanie Lee.

Tom Junod | Esquire | Aug 2015
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The Death of Randall Jarrell

The poet died when he was hit by a car in 1965. Everything else about his demise is a mystery.

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The Mob Lawyer Defending His First Truly 'Innocent' Client

Allan Ackerman has made a career putting up inventive defenses for mob bosses and hitmen. His defense this time is that his client is innocent. He has taken the case pro bono. He might take it to his grave.

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The Making of a President

In Liberland, a small borderland between Serbia and Croatia, ‘‘government will be banned except for three things: security, legal stuff and diplomacy.’’

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Twilight of the Bomb

A physicist remembers working on the Manhattan Project.

Brian Merchant | Vice | Aug 2015
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