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The Disappeared
T he string of text messages that would come to haunt Carlota Moran seemed like just an annoyance at first — an interruption to what was supposed to be a…
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How Asia Got Crazy Rich
True to its title , Crazy Rich Asians features two hours of Asian people doing crazy and rich things. They purchase million-dollar-plus earrings; they fly…
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A Father Took His 10-Year-Old Fishing. She Fell in the Water and Drowned. It Was a Tragic Accident — Then He Was Charged With Murder.
Last summer I got an email from a man whose reputation, and voice, preceded him. His name is Eric Nadel, and as the veteran commentator for the Texas Rangers…
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7 days ago
Americans Want to Believe Jobs Are the Solution to Poverty. They’re Not.
The house of Vanessa Solivan’s mother, right of garden. Credit Credit Devin Yalkin for The New York Times V enessa Solivan and her three children fled their…
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9 days ago
How Rudy Giuliani Turned Into Trump’s Clown
Although it has been almost a generation since Rudolph Giuliani was the mayor of New York, there is one place in the city where he still presides: the Grand…
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15 days ago
The incredible, rage-inducing inside story of America's student debt machine
Looking for news you can trust? Subscribe to our free newsletters. When Leigh McIlvaine first learned that her student loan debt could be forgiven, she was…
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16 days ago
The Doting Boyfriend Who Robbed Armored Cars
This article originally appeared in the May 2018 issue with the headline “The Sting,” and originally appeared on the web with the headline "The Doting Father…
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17 days ago
The Fall of Travis Kalanick Was a Lot Weirder and Darker Than You Thought
A year ago, before the investor lawsuits and the federal investigations, before the mass resignations, and before the connotation of the word “Uber” shifted…
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'The story of a weird world I was warned never to tell'
Pauline Dakin's childhood in Canada in the 1970s was full of secrets, disruption and unpleasant surprises. She wasn't allowed to talk about her family life with…
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17 days ago
The Man Who Walked Backward
A man in Abilene walks this morning, like every morning, down a bone-dry farm-to-market road outside town. He is out before the sun because he walks backward.…
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19 days ago
Could This 36-Year-Old Indiana Mayor Topple Trumpism?
Pete Buttigieg is perpetually on the move. When the South Bend, Indiana, mayor spoke to Rolling Stone last Wednesday, he was en route to a local speaking gig…
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20 days ago
Rebecca Solnit: Why the President Must Be Impeached
The other evening, when the air quality had become too poor to go outside because my state was burning, sitting in a window facing another of those apocalyptic…
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22 days ago
How to be human: the man who was raised by wolves
T he first time Marcos Rodríguez Pantoja ever heard voices on the radio, he panicked. “Fuck,” he remembers thinking, “those people have been inside there a long…
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23 days ago
Bret, Unbroken
May 31, 2013 Story Update Y ou know what people think. They see jeans too short and winter coat too shiny, too grimy, and think, homeless . They watch a credit…
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Snowbound | Outside Online
As Stephen Olshansky hiked south through alpine Colorado in the crackling beauty of autumn 2015, he knew he was playing chicken with the arrival of winter. He…
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How a Transplanted Face Transformed a Young Woman’s Life
This story is difficult to look at. Yet we are asking you to go on the remarkable journey of how a young woman received a face transplant because it reveals…
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California Burning
Wildfire: On the Front Lines with Station 8 by Heather Hansen Firestorm: How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future by Edward Struzik Burning Planet: The Story of Fire…
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The Scientist Who Scrambled Darwin’s Tree of Life
Credit Illustration by Michael Houtz On Nov. 3, 1977, a new scientific revolution was heralded to the world — but it came cryptically, in slightly confused…
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5 weeks ago
A New Citizen Decides to Leave the Tumult of Trump’s America
Illustration by Eleni Kalorkoti I have been thinking lately about a letter that I received from President Barack Obama in the fall of 2011. In it, he offered me…
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Penn Jillette on Magic and the Alleged Trump Celebrity Apprentice Tapes
Photo: Bobby Doherty The long and successful career of Penn Jillette, the bigger half (physically and personality-wise) of the magic duo Penn & Teller, itself…
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Hiroshima
A hundred thousand people were killed by the atomic bomb. Survivors wonder why they lived when so many others died. Photograph from Rolls Press / Popperfoto /…
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Postcards from the Edge
All roads in Butte, Montana , lead to Barb, because she is the keeper of the Pit. Not a barbecue pit, not a beach volleyball pit, not a bone pit. Something far…
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Life as a North Korean living in the South.
Years ago in Yonsa, a small North Korean town near the Chinese border, residents gathered to watch a man die. Executioners tied him by his neck, chest, and…
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“I Have a Secret. My Father Is Steve Jobs”: Lisa Brennan-Jobs Recalls Memories of Her Famous Father
Lisa Brennan-Jobs on her father’s lap in the Palo Alto home she shared with her mother, 1987. Photograph courtesy of Grove Atlantic. T hree months before he…
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The Big Business of Being Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow. Credit Amanda Demme for The New York Times By O n a Monday morning in November, students at Harvard Business School convened in their classroom…
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7 weeks ago
In 1982, a Family Disappeared From Their Valley Home—What Happened to the Salomons?
W e found the front door locked and the house dark. Not even the front porch light flickered that warm evening when my mom and I walked five doors over to the…
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9 weeks ago
Tesla’s Model 3 Is Elon Musk’s Hell
On July 1, Elon Musk went home to sleep. The chief executive of Tesla Inc. had been camping out at his electric car factory in Fremont, Calif., for much of the…
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9 weeks ago
Been Down So Long It Looks Like Debt to Me | M.H. Miller
On Halloween in 2008, about six weeks after Lehman Brothers collapsed, my mother called me from Michigan to tell me that my father had lost his job in the sales…
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11 weeks ago
‘Nothing to worry about. The water is fine’: how Flint poisoned its people
O n a hot day in the summer of 2014, in the Civic Park neighbourhood where Pastor R Sherman McCathern preached in Flint, Michigan, water rushed out of a couple…
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11 weeks ago
How the Disposable Straw Explains Modern Capitalism - The Atlantic
MirageC / Getty A straw is a simple thing. It’s a tube, a conveyance mechanism for liquid. The defining characteristic of the straw is the emptiness inside it.…
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11 weeks ago
“Frog and Toad”: An Amphibious Celebration of Same-Sex Love
In 1974, four years after publishing his first children’s book about the close friendship between Frog and Toad, the author and illustrator Arnold Lobel told…
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11 weeks ago
The A.C.L.U.’s Fight to Reunite Families Separated Under Trump
Ms. L., a 39-year-old Congolese woman, whose daughter S. was taken from her in November 2017 by ICE. Credit Katy Grannan for The New York Times O n the morning…
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11 weeks ago
Aztec moral philosophy didn’t expect anyone to be a saint – Sebastian Purcell | Aeon Essays
When Halloween rolled around last year, my wife and I were prepared to be greeted by scores of eager trick-or-treaters. Guided by the thought that too much…
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11 weeks ago
LRB · John Lanchester · After the Fall
Some of the more pessimistic commentators at the time of the credit crunch, myself included, said that the aftermath of the crash would dominate our economic…
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11 weeks ago
Code Red
Cases of Modelo sit on a rickety wooden table near the elevator, two laptops open to a Google sign-in sheet beside them. A few people mill around the table,…
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12 weeks ago
The Secret to Nintendo’s Success
For anyone who’s ever marveled at Nintendo’s vivid, phantasmagoric, zoologically ornate video games, visiting the company’s understated home in Kyoto, Japan,…
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12 weeks ago
Adam's Fall
Deep Reprints Originally appeared in The Coast , January 31, 2008 by Matthieu Aikins This story was honoured in 2009 with a Canadian Association of Journalists…
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june 2018
Joe and the Whale
‌ by Chelsea Murray Illustrations by Aziza Asat‏ ‌ ‌ Sunrise on the St. Lawrence‏ ‌ ‌ “The whale was the future, the present and the past, all in one; the…
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june 2018
Night Life
TW PICK OF THE WEEK The Valley Pub at 1206 Puyallup Ave., Tacoma begins a series of summer jazz jams that will take place on the fourth Sunday of each month in…
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june 2018
How the Case for Voter Fraud Was Tested — and Utterly Failed
Politics How the Case for Voter Fraud Was Tested — and Utterly Failed From a new Supreme Court ruling to a census question about citizenship, the campaign…
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june 2018
The Endling: Watching a Species Vanish in Real Time
There is a word, sad and resonant, for the last member of a dying species . The word is endling. Martha, who perished at the Cincinnati Zoo in 1914, was the…
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june 2018
Has the quest for top-down unification of physics stalled? – Ben Allanach | Aeon Essays
In recent years, physicists have been watching the data coming in from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) with a growing sense of unease. We’ve spent decades…
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june 2018
The Reputation-Laundering Firm That Ruined Its Own Reputation
Tim Bell, one of London’s most powerful publicists, is vocally unrepentant about representing dictators and oligarchs. Illustration by Ben Jones; photographs by…
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june 2018
When the Next Plague Hits
Workers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center's biocontainment unit practicing safe procedure on a mannequin Jonno Rattman Image above: Workers at the…
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june 2018
Watermarks | Donovan Hohn
Where does a story begin? The fiction is that they do, and end, rather than that the stuff of a story is just a cup of water scooped from the sea and poured…
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june 2018
Bach at the Burger King - Los Angeles Review of Books
AT THE CORNER of 8th and Market in San Francisco, by a shuttered subway escalator outside a Burger King, an unusual soundtrack plays. A beige speaker, mounted…
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june 2018
A World More Beautiful and Alive: A Review of The Extractive Zone
My phone buzzes with emergency alerts as the electricity in my home goes in and out throughout the night. For the next few days, I wait as the perimeter of…
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june 2018
The face in the waves
S wampscott — Michelle Murray-Mendez hung up the phone, pulled a jacket around her shoulders against the January wind, and drove the 9 miles to King’s Beach,…
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june 2018
One College's Struggle to Get Poor Students Through School
Russell Lowery-Hart has been the president of Amarillo College since 2014. Adria Malcolm Russell Lowery-Hart spent a Texas winter weekend sleeping outside, even…
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june 2018
The rocky story of Retro Studios before Metroid Prime
It took a lot of different ideas to make Metroid Prime happen Sonny Ross It’s 2000. A shiny new Ferrari pulls into the parking lot of Retro Studios’ enormous…
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may 2018
The Teachers’ Strike and the Democratic Revival in Oklahoma
Schools in Oklahoma are among the most poorly funded in the nation. Illustration by Deanna Halsall Subscriber? Create a login. Sign in. Craig Hoxie, an Army…
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may 2018
The Believer Our Arab
In the 1963–’64 Windom High School yearbook, there is an entire page dedicated to my Palestinian father. During his one year as an exchange student in Windom,…
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may 2018
Daughters of the Springs
A few miles southwest of Gainesville, the arching oaks of central Florida loosen into long fields full of beef steer. They tighten up again into the Goethe…
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may 2018
Will the Fervor for Impeachment Start a Democratic Civil War?
Republicans see a push for impeachment as likely to be a disaster for Democrats in the midterms. Illustration by Christoph Niemann Al Green cuts a distinctive…
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may 2018
Life Inside Texas' Border Security Zone
Wed, May 23, 2018 at 8:00 am CST the surge How Texas’ decade-long border security operation has turned South Texas into one of the most heavily policed and…
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may 2018
North Carolina's Teacher Revolt Was Decades in the Making
A derecho of red shirts swept through Raleigh, N.C., on Wednesday as thousands of teachers and their allies flooded the capitol, in defiance of the pouring…
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may 2018
The Tragic End to a Longtime Black-Car Driver’s Campaign Against Uber
Photograph courtesy of Black Car News Above: Doug Schifter with his car. On a Monday morning in early February, Neil Weiss sat at his kitchen table in Cherry…
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may 2018
‘Crush Them’: An Oral History of the Lawsuit That Upended Silicon Valley
Nineteen-ninety-eight changed the course of technology, which is to say that it changed the course of history. A nearly bankrupt relic of ’80s tech nostalgia…
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may 2018
Traumatic License: An Oral History of Action Park
Zandy Mangold In the summer of 1983, Action Park—a collection of water-themed amusement rides installed over a ski resort in the rural town of Vernon, New…
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may 2018
Bleszinski’s fall and the perilous fame game
Cliff Bleszinski on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon in 2010, along with actor Alan Cumming and actress/director Greta Gerwig. Dana Edelson/NBCUniversal/Getty…
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may 2018
This Must Be David Byrne
Chalkie Davies For over four decades, the rock 'n' roll icon has carved out a career by zagging when everyone else was zigging—whether with his band Talking…
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may 2018
“I Killed Them All.” The Life Of One Of America’s Bloodiest Hitmen
“Look, Jose,” the cop said to the genial grandfather sitting across the desk. “The fact is, you’re being charged with murder.” Tim McWhorter, the chief…
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may 2018
Abolish the ICE Prison Complex
Locking up migrants fighting to stay in the United States is permissible, the Supreme Court reiterated in February. The Court’s ruling mocks justice, but isn’t…
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may 2018
The Twisted Tale of the World’s Largest Pearl
Kristina Collantes L egend says the diver drowned retrieving the pearl. Trapped in a giant Tridacna clam, his body was brought to the surface by his fellow…
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may 2018
Univision Is A Fucking Mess
Illustration: Jim Cooke This is the story of how corporate raiding, complacency, excess, and incompetence are gutting a media company that matters to tens of…
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may 2018
What It's Like To Navigate The NFL's Concussion Settlement Hellscape
George Andrie has always been a devoted father to Mary Brooks and her six siblings. But with the benefit of hindsight, Brooks also sees that something was…
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may 2018
We Call It a Dismantling Process
The deadliest incident of violence in a United States prison in a quarter century took place at the Lee Correctional Institution in South Carolina on April 15,…
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may 2018
The Most Unlikely D.A. In America
Tamir Kalifa for Politico Magazine He’s a biker attorney who specialized in getting small-time defendants off. He’s considered a gang member by Texas police.…
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may 2018
Haven’t we met before? On doppelgängers and perception – Jordan Suchow | Aeon Ideas
Niamh Geaney (left) and Karen Branigan. Photo courtesy Twin Strangers In 2015, Niamh Geaney, a 28-year-old Irish woman, was approached by a TV production…
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may 2018
When Homer envisioned Achilles, did he see a black man? – Tim Whitmarsh | Aeon Essays
Few issues provoke such controversy as the skin-colour of the ancient Greeks. Last year in an article published in Forbes , the Classics scholar Sarah Bond at…
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may 2018
A Former US Army Officer Is Now A General For A Country Accused Of War Crimes
Stephen Toumajan spent most of his professional life as an officer in the US Army — but these days the country he serves is not the US but the United Arab…
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may 2018
Four Women Accuse New York’s Attorney General of Physical Abuse
As Eric Schneiderman used the authority of his office to assume a major role in the #MeToo movement, the distress of four women with whom he has had romantic…
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may 2018
I’m Not Black, I’m Kanye
Glenn Harvey I could only have seen it there, on the waxed hardwood floor of my elementary-school auditorium, because I was young then, barely 7 years old, and…
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may 2018
All-American Nazis: Inside the Rise of Fascist Youth in the U.S.
Mike McQuade for Rolling Stone Andrew Oneschuk and Jeremy Himmelman had been living in Tampa, Florida, for two weeks when, on Friday, May 19th, 2017, their…
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may 2018
Murder at the Alcatraz of the Rockies
Murder at the Alcatraz of the Rockies The inside story of the first homicide in America’s most secure prison. Chris Outcalt I. The Atavist Magazine, no. 78…
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may 2018
The Mystery of the Killer Vacation
A million dollars richer after a buyout of his advertising company, Chris Smith e-mailed his family in June 2010 with an audacious plan to celebrate his…
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may 2018
The Known Unknown: Tales of the Yucca Man
Desert Oracle | Winter 2015 | 11 minutes (2,903 words) The story you’ll hear most often goes like this: There’s a young Marine on guard duty in some far-off…
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april 2018
The Reinvention of America
I have seen the future, and it is in the United States. After a several-year immersion in parts of the country that make the news mainly after a natural…
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april 2018
Where Countries Are Tinderboxes and Facebook Is a Match
MEDAMAHANUWARA, Sri Lanka — Past the end of a remote mountain road, down a rutted dirt track, in a concrete house that lacked running water but bristled with…
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april 2018
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