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Joe Frank Signs Off

A profile of the radio legend who helped launch the career of Ira Glass and many more.

Mark Oppenheimer | Slate | Jan 2018
How Do You Rebuild Your Life After Leaving a Polygamous Sect?

“We are better than the stories about us.”

The Volunteer

More than a year ago, Nevada death row prisoner Scott Dozier gave up his legal appeals and asked to be executed. He’s still waiting.

Fiction Pick of the Week: "Suggestible Hauntings"

The lives of professional haunters.

The Fall of Travis Kalanick Was a Lot Weirder and Darker Than You Thought

Inside the boardroom as Uber’s press nightmare unfolded.

I Used to Insist I Didn’t Get Angry. Not Anymore.

On female rage.

Within Reach

The transgender community fights for health care.

Nicole Pasulka | Harper’s | Jan 2018
Nassar Surrounded By Adults Who Enabled His Predatory Behavior

When confronted reports that a doctor to top gymnasts was sexually abusing women and girls, most did nothing. And the abuse continued.

John Barr | ESPN | Jan 2018
Jimmy Kimmel Doesn't Want to Cry

A late night host finds a new voice.

Michael Paterniti | GQ | Jan 2018
Our Best Hope for Civil Discourse Online Is... Reddit

An experiment with the Change My View subreddit.

Virginia Heffernan | Wired | Jan 2018
Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble

Can blockchain create a new, better internet?

The Strange Brands In Your Instagram Feed

A new kind of late capitalism.

How the U.S. Is Making the War in Yemen Worse

Why are we still involved?

Katja Blichfeld Gets What She Wants

A profile of the High Maintenance co-creator.

Emily Gould | The Cut | Jan 2018
Letter from Birmingham Jail

On the moral responsibility to break unjust laws.

A Woman's Choice: Sexual Favors or Lose Her Home

On sexual harassment in public housing, which can leave poor women homeless and without recourse.

Jessica Lussenhop | BBC | Jan 2018
No Twang of Conscience Whatever

On Edgar Ray Killen.

Lessons from the Election of 1968

Protests, populism, and progressivism all clashed in a battle royal. But what really drives election results?

Louis Menand | New Yorker | Jan 2018
The Encyclopedia of the Missing

She keeps watch over one of the largest databases of missing persons in the country. For Meaghan Good, the disappeared are still out here, you just have to know where to look.

Jeremy Lybarger | Longreads | Jan 2018
“I Thought We Were Going to Die.”

The story of a Puerto Rican family trying to get settled in Chicago after Hurricane Maria.

Martha Bayne | Belt | Dec 2017