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Daughters of the Springs

“I came to Weeki Wachee to sound the mystery of the mermaid, to find danger and sex and darkness and maybe hear my own deeps echoed back.”

Gun Violence’s Distant Echo

After school shootings, a teenager challenges the gun culture in her conservative Wyoming town.

Bhad Bhabie Isn’t Going Anywhere

Introduced to the world as an inescapable meme, Danielle Bregoli was only supposed to have 15 minutes of fame. But reborn as Bhad Bhabie, the 15-year-old rapper is letting the world know that she’s got more time on the clock.

Meaghan Garvey | Complex | May 2018
Valley of the Ragdolls

They’re floppy, relaxed, and they come when you call them. Is the Ragdoll a genetic miracle, or just one very cool cat?

Sophie Barbasch | Topic | May 2018
The Surge

How Texas’ decade-long border security operation has turned South Texas into one of the most heavily policed and surveilled places in the nation.

Fiction Pick of the Week: "Ways in Which He Furnished His Apartment"

A life in objects.

Will the Fervor to Impeach Donald Trump Cause a Democratic Civil War?

Inside the cases for—and against—his removal from office.

Jeffrey Toobin | New Yorker | May 2018
What Happened in Vegas

The days, weeks, and months after the worst mass shooting in modern American history.

Drug Users Got Exploited. Disabled Patients Got Hurt. One Woman Benefited From It All

Jennifer Warren promised people counseling and recovery for free. When they arrived, she put them to work 16 hours a day for no pay at adult care homes for the elderly and disabled.

Amy Julia Harris | Reveal | May 2018
Ira Glass's Commencement Speech at the Columbia Journalism School Graduation

“Editing is crucial because in my experience anything you try to make - what YOU want is for the story to be AMAZING. But what the story wants to be is MEDIOCRE OR WORSE. And the entire process of making the story is convincing the story to not be what it wants to be, which is BAD.”

Ira Glass | May 2018
Blood Will Tell

The murder of Mickey Bryan stunned her small Texas town. Then her husband was charged with killing her. Did he do it, or had there been a terrible mistake?

Pamela Colloff | ProPublica | May 2018
Philip Roth: The Art of Fiction No. 84

“There has to be some pleasure in this job, and that’s it. To go around in disguise. To act a character. To pass oneself off as what one is not. To pretend.”

Deadly Chinese Fentanyl Is Creating a New Era of Drug Kingpins

The opioid’s potency has transformed the global trafficking—and policing—of narcotics.

North Carolina’s Teacher Revolt Was Decades in the Making

On the front lines of the labor movement.

Paul Blest | Splinter | May 2018
The Men Who Didn't Disappear

Two brothers struggle through the opioid epidemic in Pittsburgh.

The 9 Minutes that Almost Changed America

How the Congressional baseball shooting didn’t become the deadliest political assassination in American history.

Kate Nocera | Buzzfeed | May 2018
Web Dreams

The story of suck.com.

Josh Quittner | Wired | Nov 1996
‘Crush Them’: An Oral History of the Lawsuit That Upended Silicon Valley

The anti-trust saga of Microsoft and Netscape.

Driven to Despair

Doug Schifter waged a one-man campaign to stop Uber from putting his fellow black-car drivers out of business. Then he decided to take his own life.

Jessica Bruder | New York | May 2018
Traumatic License: An Oral History of Action Park

“My dad’s whole idea was to do an amusement park differently, not where you just got strapped in and twisted around, but one where you controlled what was going on. You can have an awesome time, but you can also hurt yourself if you don’t use good judgment.”

Jake Rossen | mental_floss | May 2018