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The Mixed-Up Brothers of Bogotá

Two pairs of identical twins mismatched in a hospital happen upon each other in their twenties.

The Millionaire Who Rescues Migrants at Sea

Christopher Catambrone wants to help illegal migrants who try to cross the Mediterranean in ill-equipped, unsafe boats. But it’s hard to do alone.

Fiction Pick of the Week: "Stick Shift"

A girl’s interaction before her Coming Out dance.

“I had no idea about myself, whether I was pretty or different or what. That I had not yet attracted a boyfriend was a failure that weighed on my mind. If I was pretty, I figured, I would have one already. But if I was different, a fresh idea for me, that would explain the problem, for I thought that boys didn’t like girls who weren’t the same as every other girl they knew. I didn’t play varsity sports and look like it, and I wasn’t fey, I didn’t play an instrument or go in for the arts. I was smart, though. “Boys are intimidated by your intellect,” my married sister once told me, meaning it as a compliment. But I didn’t act nearly as smart as I was, so I couldn’t believe that was true.”

The Lost Girls

The Runaways, their manager Kim Fowley, and the rape of the band’s bassist, long kept a secret.

Make It Reign

Spins from the DJs at Atlanta’s seminal Magic City strip club can turn nobodies into hip-hop stars.

Devin Friedman | GQ | Jul 2015
Spike Nation

What it’s like to be a first responder amid the rise of synthetic marijuana.

The Mob's IT Department

Two successful tech geeks slip into organized crime.

Meet the Flintstones

A couple tries to give away their house in Flint, Michigan – but no one wants to live there anymore.

Her Own Best Disputant

An early profile of Diane Keaton.

Graves of Shame

An investigation into the mass graves in Texas that contain the remains of migrants.

The Woman Who Smuggled Herself

The mysterious life of the serial stowaway Marilyn Hartman.

The Endless Fall of Suge Knight

His health failing and his business in tatters, the head of Death Row Records faces murder charges that could put him away for life.

Matt Diehl | Rolling Stone | Jul 2015
The Ticking Euro Bomb

Built on a foundation of debt and trickery, where economic principles were sacrificed to romantic political visions, the Euro has become the world’s most dangerous currency. How the utopian dream of a common currency turned tragic.

Der Spiegel | Oct 2011
Boy, Interrupted

A drug derived from cannabis was the only thing that could control a young boy’s seizures.

Fred Vogelstein | Wired | Jul 2015
What Is Poetry? And Does It Pay?

A trip to the Famous Poets Society convention/contest in Reno.

Letter to My Son

“Here is what I would like for you to know: In America, it is traditional to destroy the black body—it is heritage.”

Sexts, Hugs, and Rock 'N' Roll

Hanging out with a new celebrity class: the teen kings and queens of social media.

Ellen Cushing | Buzzfeed | Jul 2015
The Innocent Man

The decades-long saga of Michael Morton, who was wrongfully convicted of killing his wife.

"The Conclusion of the Age of the Prophets"

Remembering the iconoclastic jazz musician Ornette Coleman.

Sky High

On fireworks, and the “pyros” who practice the art.