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In Lagos, Space For My Thoughts To Fly

On nomadism, toxicity, and the question of home.

How a Grieving Father Is Uncovering Mexico’s Mass Graves

Victims of Mexico’s drug violence often end up in unmarked graves. This man set out to find them.

The Best Way To Save People From Suicide

While serving in WWII, Jerome Motto received regular correspondence from a woman he barely knew. These letters led to groundbreaking research on how to reach people at risk.

Fiction Pick of the Week: "Holy Water"

Expected and unexpected salvation.

Nathan Thomas | Hobart | Nov 2018
Becoming Anne Frank

Why did we turn an isolated teenage girl into the world’s most famous Holocaust victim?

Dara Horn | Smithsonian | Nov 2018
Something Like Springtime

On Jonathan Richman and his roots in small-town Maine.

Josh Roiland | Popula | Nov 2018
Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis

On the lengths Mark Zuckberberg and Sheryl Sandberg have gone to protect their power.

The Watcher

The haunting of 657 Boulevard in Westfield, New Jersey.

Reeves Wiedeman | New York | Nov 2018
Love Letters From the Battlefield

How words kept the author’s grandparents connected during the Second World War.

Haley Rustad | The Walrus | Nov 2018
Michael K and the Disappearing Celebrity Blogger

Searching for the star behind Dlisted.

Soraya Roberts | Jezebel | Nov 2018
Everyone Believed Larry Nassar

The predatory trainer may have just taken down USA Gymnastics. How did he deceive so many for so long?

Kerry Howley | New York | Nov 2018
Marvel Icon Stan Lee Leaves a Legacy as Complex as His Superheroes

Stan Lee supercharged Marvel Comics into one of the most important cultural forces on the planet. But how much credit does he really deserve?

Water in the Desert

Inside the effort to prevent migrant deaths at the US-Mexico border.

Eric Reid | IRIN | Nov 2018
My Father's SOS—From the Middle of the Sea

Richard Carr, a retired psychologist who had long dreamed of sailing around the world, was in the middle of the Pacific when he started sending frantic messages that said pirates were boarding his boat. Two thousand miles away in Los Angeles, his family woke up to a nightmare: he might be dying alone, and there was almost nothing they could do about it.

Ali Carr Troxell | Outside | Nov 2018
The Mystery of the Havana Syndrome

Searching for answers after unexplained brain injuries afflicted dozens of American diplomats and spies.

Adam Entous | New Yorker | Nov 2018
“Oh My God—We Hit a Little Girl”

The true story of M Company: from Fort Dix to Vietnam in 50 days.

John Sack | Esquire | Oct 1966
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