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Can Pot Treat PTSD? And Will We Even Be Able To Find Out?

Can researchers cut through the politics to find out whether weed works?

Hollywood Heiress's Marriage Turns to Dark Tale of Theft, Murder Plots

She was the daughter of movie mogul Harry Warner. He was 15 years younger and embezzled her money, landing himself in jail. In prison, he offered a young inmate named Richard Matt $100,000 to kill her.

Greg Krikorian | L.A. Times | Jan 1992
Fiction Pick of the Week: "Making Love"

A convergence of sex, fears, and family drama.

The Lonely End

Looking after the kodokushi – the elderly who die alone – of Japan.

What Happens When A State Is Run By Movie Stars?

The frenzied, fanatical politics of Tamil Nadu, India.

Calling Art

On the wandering career and sweet baritone voice of Art Laboe, the DJ behind the phrase “oldies by goodies.”

Ryan Bradley | VQR | Jun 2015
Nowhere to Turn

A Nepali immigrant tries to survive, and support a family back home, on a cab driver’s wages in Qatar.

How Do We Really Know What Time It Is?

​A second before midnight on June 30, an extra second will be added to the Earth’s official clock by the International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service. These “leap seconds,” added every few years, are part of a long-running effort to create a universal time of day.

Do Plants Actually Respond To Sound?

In this episode of “Gastropod”: Can sound help us keep Florida’s citrus groves alive, make Brussels sprouts even healthier, and put livestock in charge of their own welfare? (Also, a cameo by the Digg team).

Why Nobody Wants Their MTV

Viacom is missing TV viewers, hit shows and its leader.


“Irrational behavior has always been man’s reaction to the presence of sharks.”

The article that inspired Jaws.

Peter Benchley | Holiday | Nov 1967

Eighty percent of North American teenagers are in the care of an orthodontist. On our obsession with perfect teeth.

Dan P. Lee | New York | Jun 2015
This is Rikers

Voices from the inside of New York City’s infamous jail.

Jun 2015
Playboy Interview: George Carlin

“It’s the American view that everything has to keep climbing: productivity, profits, even comedy. No time for reflection. No time to contract before another expansion. No time to grow up. No time to fuck up. No time to learn from your mistakes. But that notion goes against nature, which is cyclical.”

George Carlin | Playboy | Jan 1980
Everything Is Yours, Everything Is Not Yours

A Rwandan refugee grows up in America.

Elizabeth Weil | Matter | Jun 2015
Chris Christie: A History Of Dick Moves

Sure, you’ve heard of Bridgegate, but Chris Christie’s entire career is a veritable litany of ruthlessness. Now, as the bully who would be president jumps into the 2016 race, we’ve gathered his victims’ stories. Presenting an abridged guide to the petty abuses and calculated skullduggery of the biggest jerk in politics.

‘They’re Trying to Be King of the Mormons’

Mitt Romney and Jon Hunstman were friends. Until they weren’t.

Revenge Killing

The death of an infant lands his father on death row in Louisiana.

Rachel Aviv | New Yorker | Jun 2015
"I Thought You Would Help Me"

On immigration detainees in the United Kingdom, and the suffering that lands them in detention.

Ali Smith | The Guardian | Jun 2015
The Surprisingly Imperfect Science of DNA Testing

Juries trust DNA. But should they?

Katie Worth | Frontline | Jun 2015