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Lost Soul

The inspiring life and mysterious death of NBA player Bison Dele.

Will Oldham Unmasked

A profile of Bonnie “Prince” Billy.

Alex Pappademas | GQ | Nov 2018
The Incredible Buddha Boy

“A legend is growing in Nepal, where people say a meditating boy hasn’t eaten or drunk in seven months. He barely moves, just sits under a tree, still as a stone. It’s impossible, some say. Is it a miracle? A hoax? Let’s find out.”

George Saunders | GQ | Jun 2006
The War Inside 7-Eleven

The company has been battling its store owners for years, using tactics that include planting hidden cameras and and tailing franchisees in unmarked vehicles. It seems to have found a new tool: U.S. immigration authorities.

Lauren Etter | Businessweek | Nov 2018
The Murder of Preston Porter Jr. and Colorado's Grim History of Lynchings

The story of a lynching in rural CO in 1900, while hundreds watched, done with the complicity of press and cops, and why it still resonates today.

Alan Prendergast | Westword | Nov 2018
Herschel, the Very Hungry Sea Lion

It’s dangerous to blame the decline of one species on a single predator. We humans like to do it anyway.

Pope vs. Pope: How Francis and Benedict's Simmering Conflict Could Split the Catholic Church.

Pope Benedict XVI’s post-retirement presence in the Vatican has set the stage for a conflict that threatens to split the Catholic Church into two.

John Cornwell | Vanity Fair | Nov 2018
Post Malone Is the Perfect Pop Star For This American Moment. That’s Not a Compliment.

Successful SoundCloud rapper. Genre-bending artist. You may or may not know Post Malone. Here are some little-known facts that will help you get to know him.

Fiction Pick of the Week: "An Extravaganza in Two Acts"

An arrangement of convenience in early 20th century Alaska.

Death of a Kinkster

The death of a submissive man-pup and the scrotal silicone injection that killed him.

The Stranger in the Shelter

Two people went for a hike on the Appalachian Trail. Only one made it out.

Earl Swift | Outside | Nov 2018
What if the Placebo Effect Isn’t a Trick?

New research is zeroing in on a biochemical basis for the placebo effect — possibly opening a Pandora’s box for Western medicine.

The Epic Saga of the Well

On the world’s (then) largest online community.

Katie Hafner | Wired | May 1997
Jose Mourinho's Last Stand

Deliberate isolation. Petty feuds. Constant turmoil. The Manchester United manager wouldn’t have it any other way.

Sam Borden | ESPN FC | Nov 2018
Working Through the Pain at Tesla

Inside Tesla’s factory, a medical clinic designed to ignore injured workers.

Will Evans | Reveal | Nov 2018
New Energy

Ezra Miller is the gender-bending, goat delivering Hollywood star of the future.

Allie Jones | GQ Style | Nov 2018
Losing Laura

Laura Levis did everything she could to save herself when an asthma attack began. How could she have been left to die just outside the emergency room?

Ghosts of Greenwood

A reporter encounters the echoes of family and the struggle for civil rights in Mississippi.

Fog Count

What prison does to a person.

The Upgrade

Why doctors hate their computers.

Atul Gawande | New Yorker | Nov 2018