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Gotta Dance!

Frankie Manning was the greatest swing dancer alive. Then the world forgot about him.

Elizabeth Gilbert | GQ | Dec 1998
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Here Was a Plague

The Aids crisis as it unfolded in America is an object lesson in the danger, the potential violence, inherent in organized prejudice.

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The Right to Bear Arms (And Say Shocking Stuff on Facebook)

Christopher Daniels’ political beliefs got him in trouble. Though the FBI won’t comment, he is likely the first person ever imprisoned for being a “black identity extremist.”

Peter Simek | D Magazine | Sep 2018
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The Disappeared

Police on Long Island wrote off missing immigrant teens as runaways. One mother knew better—and searched MS-13’s killing fields for answers.

Hannah Dreier | ProPublica | Sep 2018
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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Fire Season"

Two friends contend with mistakes both past and present.

Jad Josey | Little Fiction | Sep 2018
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How Auto-Tune Revolutionized the Sound of Popular Music

An in-depth history of the most important pop innovation of the last 20 years, from Cher’s “Believe” to Kanye West to Migos.

Simon Reynolds | Pitchfork | Jul 2018
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What Do We Owe Her Now?

Twelve years ago, Amber Wyatt reported her rape. Few believed her. Her hometown turned against her. The authorities failed her.

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How Puerto Rico Became the Newest Tax Haven for the Super Rich

A year after the tragedy of Hurricane Maria, the 51st state has become the favorite playground for extremely wealthy Americans looking to keep their money from the taxman. The only catch? They have to cut all ties to the mainland (wink, wink).

Jesse Barron | GQ | Sep 2018
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Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong
Years from now, we will look back in horror at the counterproductive ways we addressed the obesity epidemic and the barbaric ways we treated fat people—long after we knew there was a better path.
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Henry

On parenting a sick child.

Rob Delaney | Medium | Sep 2018
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The Amazing Return of the Yabloner Rebbe

An astonishing true story of a man’s encounter with fate

Pini Dunner | Tablet | Sep 2018
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Ballots and Bloodshed

The militarization of local politics in South Africa.

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Meow Wolf’s Magic Kingdom

How a ragtag group of artists launched an art-entertainment empire.

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How Asia Got Crazy Rich

Toward a materialist history of the blockbuster movie.

Andrew Liu | n+1 | Sep 2018
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And You Thought Trump Voters Were Mad

American women are furious.

Rebecca Traister | The Cut | Sep 2018
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Overdose and Punishment

When Chad Baker died from a lethal combination of cocaine and heroin, prosecutors charged Tommy Kosto, his friend and fellow drug user, with killing him—a tactic from the Reagan-era war on drugs that is gaining popularity around the country.

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Trump’s Battering Ram

What the press secretary believes.

Paige Williams | New Yorker | Sep 2018
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The Good Word of Gucci Mane
Skinny, sober, happily married, and seemingly full of radiant light, Gucci’s become an improbably inspiring public figure, a beacon of serenity and gratitude for positivity-starved times.
Alex Pappademas | GQ | Sep 2018
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The Talented Mr. Khater

A 23-year-old living in Chile was suddenly attacked and buried alive by her roommate. She later learned she wasn’t his first – or last – victim.

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The Real Goldfinger: the London Banker Who Broke the World

The invention of offshore banking.

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