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Whatever Happened to Alternative Nation?

A year-by-year walk through of the decade that birthed a mainstream culture called ‘Alternative’ and the bands that were deified and destroyed by it.

Steven Hyden | AV Club | Oct 2010
Love and Loathing in Las Vegas

Inside a sleazy FBI sting involving diet clinics, fitness models, money laundering, and a supposed plot to hire a hitman.

Paul Singer, Doomsday Investor

How an activist investor does business (and ruins lives).

The Texas Swing

On the trail in Texas with Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke.

James Is a Girl

The strange life of a 16-year-old model.

Saving Lives With Tech Amid Syria’s Endless Civil War

The Bashar al-Assad regime’s indiscriminate air strikes have terrorized civilians for years. Now a small band of activist-entrepreneurs is building a sensor network that listens for warplanes and warns people when and where the bombs will fall.

Danny Gold | Wired | Aug 2018
Stickeen: The Story of a Dog

An adventure on an Alaskan glacier with a new best friend.

John Muir | Jan 1909
Katie's New Face

At 18, Katie Stubblefield lost her face. At 21, she became the youngest person in the U.S. to undergo the still experimental procedure to get a new one.

Unapologetically Liz

The improbable rise of Dallas Wings star Liz Cambage.

The Charmed Life of Esther the Wonder Pig

A profile of a pig.

Jason McBride | The Walrus | Aug 2018

Pinned down in deep snow and running out of food, veteran thru-hiker Stephen “Otter” Olshansky scraped his way to a campground latrine, holed up inside, and prayed for help to arrive.

Doug Robinson | Outside | Aug 2018
The Great Chinese Art Heist

Is the Chinese government behind one of the boldest art-crime waves in history?

Alex W. Palmer | GQ | Aug 2018
Fiction Pick of the Week: "Mucci"

A European vacation, a quietly crumbling marriage.

The High-Stakes Race to Create the World’s First Artificial Heart

World-famous Houston surgeon Bud Frazier spent decades developing a revolutionary device that could save millions of lives.

Mimi Swartz | Texas Monthly | Aug 2018
California Burning

On the ubiquity of forest fires.

The Super Bowl of Beekeeping

Almond growing in California is a $7.6 billion industry that wouldn’t be possible without the 30 billion bees (and hundreds of human beekeepers) who keep the trees pollinated — and whose very existence is in peril.

Wikipedia: Sada Abe

Sada Abe, a former geisha, became a sensation in 1930s Japan after erotically asphyxiating her married lover, cutting off his penis and testicles and carrying them in her kimono for days.

Soul Survivor

A profile of Aretha Franklin.

David Remnick | New Yorker | Apr 2016
BDS: How a Controversial Non-violent Movement Has Transformed the Israeli-Palestinian Debate

Is Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions existential threat, a last resort, or both?

The Cool Kid's Philosopher

Ben Shapiro’s fans apparently think he is very smart. It’s not clear why.