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Why a Soccer Star Is Happy to Leave the Sport

Per Mertesacker walks away.

The Pain Refugees

What we get wrong about the opioid crisis.

Enlisting an Audience

How Hollywood peddles propaganda.

Amos Barshad | The Outline | Mar 2018
Michael Ferro Accused of Inappropriate Advances by Two Women

The executive and investor resigned from his position as Tronc chairman hours before the news.

Kristen Bellstrom | Fortune | Mar 2018
The Last Days of Jerry Brown

A profile of California’s governor at the end of more than 40 years in public life.

The Perfect Fire

It started with a candle in an abandoned warehouse. It ended with temperatures above 3,000 degrees and the men of the Worcester Fire Department in a fight for their lives.

Sean Flynn | Esquire | Jul 2000
How to Sell a Thought

How 88rising is making a place for Asians in hip-hop.

Hua Hsu | New Yorker | Mar 2018
What Hope Hicks Knows

Why Donald Trump’s closest aide is leaving the White House.

Olivia Nuzzi | New York | Mar 2018

After the explosion of the Columbia shuttle in 2003, two American astronauts aboard the International Space Station suddenly found themselves with no ride home.

Chris Jones | Esquire | Jul 2004
The Refugee Detectives

How Germany sorts people fleeing death from opportunists and pretenders.

Graeme Wood | The Atlantic | Mar 2018
The Cambridge Analytica Files: Meet the Data War Whistleblower

“I created Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool.”

A Filthy History of New York

When New Yorkers lived knee-deep in trash.

Where in the Hell Is Our Cat?
Carol, who was out for a walk one afternoon, saw me marching around and shouted across the street: “YOU SURE WANT TO FIND THAT CAT!”

“YES,” I yelled back. “I SURE DO.”
Alex Heard | Outside | Mar 2018
Perfectly Boring

On William Eggleston’s “The Red Ceiling” and an unsolved murder.

Wikipedia: Action Park

Wikipedia entry for “Traction Park,” central New Jersey’s most dangerous mid-1980’s amusement park.

This Multibillion-Dollar Corporation Is Controlled by a Penniless Yoga Superstar

Baba Ramdev renounced the material world twenty-three years ago to become a Hindu ascetic. Now he’s on TV selling toothpaste, instant noodles, and toilet cleaners and the company he is believed to control is poised to become the biggest consumer goods seller in India.

How Russia's Eternal President Has Changed His Country

Russians will be going to the polls on March 18, but it is already clear who will emerge victorious. Vladimir Putin has been at the helm for almost 20 years – both dramatically changing his country and subjugating it at the same time.

Swamp Thing

The rise of Mike Pence’s chief of staff Nick Ayers and what it reveals about post-Citizens United politics.

Fiction Pick of the Week: "Whiskey & Ribbons [Excerpt]"

Family dynamics both real and imagined.

Leesa Cross-Smith | Lit Hub | Mar 2018

A jailhouse interview.