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For One Last Night, Make It a Blockbuster Night

As the last remaining Blockbusters shut their doors, a portrait of the customers, the staff, and what it was like as they were finally losing each other, after almost 30 years.

Justin Heckert | The Ringer | Jul 1018
Aly Raisman Takes The Floor

In her fight to end sexual abuse, the Olympic champion is challenging the very institutions she led to glory.

Shadow Politics: Meet the Digital Sleuth Exposing Fake News

Buried in media scholar Jonathan Albright’s research was proof of a massive political misinformation campaign. Now he’s taking on the the world’s biggest platforms before it’s too late.

Issie Lapowsky | Wired | Jul 2018
How to Survive America's Kill List

When a U.S. citizen heard he was on his own country’s drone target list, he wasn’t sure he believed it. After five near-misses, he does – and is suing the United States to contest his own execution.

Matt Taibbi | Rolling Stone | Jul 2018
Fiction Pick of the Week: "I'm Sorry Your Daughter Got Eaten by a Cougar"

Hauntings in the aftermath of an animal attack.

Young Jean Lee’s Unsafe Spaces

The first female Asian-American playwright on Broadway takes aim at identity and watches the audience squirm.

What Happened to the Salomons?

In 1982, a family disappeared from their Los Angeles home. A writer and former neighbor is still trying to put the pieces together.

Stacy Perman | Los Angeles | Jul 2018
On Self-Respect

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

Joan Didion | Vogue | Jun 1961
Lane Davis's Civil War

He was a far-right, pro-Trump media figure looking for his big break. Then Lane Davis stabbed his father to death.

Joseph Bernstein | Buzzfeed | Jul 2018
The Ugly Scandal That Cancelled the Nobel Prize

“The academy’s prestige has been shattered, probably forever,” by allegations of sexual harassment and corruption.

Andrew Brown | The Guardian | Jul 2018
The World’s Worst Industrial Disaster Is Still Unfolding

Thirty-four years after the Bhopal gas leak, the abandoned waste pits are spreading poison and still destroying lives.

Are Kilian Jornet's Speed Records Too Good to Be True?

The ultra-athlete and the doubters.

Nick Heil | Outside | Jul 2018
Bourdain Confidential

“By asking very simple questions, people have said the most astonishing things to me.”

Photojournalism’s Moment of Reckoning

“Why are we protecting these guys?”

The Extraordinary Life of Martha Gellhorn, the Woman Ernest Hemingway Tried to Erase

A maverick war correspondent, Hemingway’s third wife was the only woman at D-Day and saw the liberation of Dachau. Her husband wanted her home in his bed.

The Killing Trail

In short order, eight gay men in Texas were murdered by teenage boys.

The 1925 Cave Rescue That Captivated the Nation

America’s first viral story was of a Kentucky cave explorer, Floyd Collins, and the epic effort to rescue him.

Lucas Reilly | Mental Floss | Jul 2018
Hunting the Con Queen of Hollywood: Who's the "Crazy Evil Genius" Behind a Global Racket?

She calls claiming to be Amy Pascal, Kathleen Kennedy, or some other powerful woman in entertainment. She knows personal details about her mark as well as the woman she is impersonating.

She offers work, then sends them—photographers, make-up artists, soldiers—around the world to bilk them out of modest amounts of cash.

Can You Say..."Hero"?

A profile of Mister Rogers.

Tom Junod | Esquire | Nov 1998
Hell for Elon Musk Is a Midsize Sedan

The future of Tesla.