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Tuned Up in the Spirit

On the Old Regular Baptists and the joyful sound.

Millions Are Hounded for Debt They Don’t Owe. One Victim Fought Back, With a Vengeance

Andrew Therrien wanted payback. He got it—and uncovered a conspiracy.

Deep Throat: An Institutional Analysis

A prescient case for W. Mark Felt as journalism’s most famous leaker.

James Mann | The Atlantic | May 1992
‘Their Spirits Were Trapped in Those Masks’

No one knows quite what to do with these coerced masks made from the faces of Native American POWS.

Avi Steinberg | Topic | Dec 2017
Fiction: Twelve Brief Anecdotes about the King of Birds

A peculiar obsession turns into a complicated downfall.

Chris Schahfer | Anastamos | Nov 2017

How a fight to stop a potentially toxic Costco chicken plant in Nebraska made common cause of small-town environmentalists and anti-Muslim xenophobes.

On Self-Respect

An essay on understanding our character, worth, and limits.

Joan Didion | Vogue | Jun 1961
I Made My Shed the Top Rated Restaurant on TripAdvisor

The story of a dream come true.

Oobah Butler | Vice UK | Dec 2017
God’s Plan for Mike Pence

Inside the Vice President’s gamble on Donald Trump.

Blank Place

Richard Hell after Lexington.

In Chatlogs, Celebrated Hacker and Activist Confesses Countless Sexual Assaults

“I have drunkenly sexually assaulted or raped women—the exact number of which I am currently determining.”

Sarah Jeong | The Verge | Nov 2017
Trixie Mattel Is for Men (and Women and Kids)

A profile of the diva who is proving that drag is entertainment for everyone.

Caity Weaver | GQ | Nov 2017
Ryan Zinke Is Trump's Attack Dog on the Environment

Going on a fishing trip with the secretary of the interior.

Elliott D. Woods | Outside | Dec 2017
Success Academy’s Radical Educational Experiment

Inside Eva Moskowitz’s quest to combine rigid discipline with a progressive curriculum.

Rebecca Mead | New Yorker | Mar 2014
Tales of War and Redemption

A Marine veteran of the Iraq War on battle and faith.

All We Read Is Freaks

Teaching Emily Dickinson at Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Florida.

Life's Swell

On surfer girls in Maui; the story that led to the film Blue Crush.

Susan Orlean | Outside | Sep 1998
The True Story of the Fake U.S. Embassy in Ghana

Last year, the U.S. state department said it had uncovered a fake embassy in Accra that had been issuing a stream of forged visas. The story went viral. It was wrong.

Yepoka Yeebo | The Guardian | Nov 2017
In the Footsteps of a Killer

From 1976 to 1986, one of the most violent serial criminals in American history terrorized communities throughout California. He was little known, never caught, and might still be out there. The author, along with several others, couldn’t stop working on the case.

Young Americans

On the people who will be sent back to a place they’ve never called home if DACA runs out.