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Fearful of Trump policies, families risk frigid 3 a.m. hike into Canada - The Globe and Mail
A growing tide, fearful of increased security in the U.S. under the Trump administration, are risking their lives to go north.
11 weeks ago
Killer, kleptocrat, genius, spy: the many myths of Vladimir Putin | World news | The Guardian
Russia’s role in Trump’s election has led to a boom in Putinology. But do all these theories say more about us than Putin?
11 weeks ago
The State of Trump's State Department - The Atlantic
Anxiety and listless days as a foreign-policy bureaucracy confronts the possibility of radical change.
11 weeks ago
The Last Unknown Man | New Republic
He appeared out of nowhere. He had no name, no memory, no past. He was the only person the FBI ever listed as missing even though they knew where he was. How could B.K. Doe remain anonymous in the modern age’s matrix of observation?
november 2016
Leonard Cohen Makes It Darker - The New Yorker
At eighty-two, the troubadour has another album coming. Like him, it is obsessed with mortality, God-infused, and funny.
october 2016
Did Jesus Have a Wife? - The Atlantic
A hotly contested, supposedly ancient manuscript suggests Christ was married. But believing its origin story—a real-life Da Vinci Code, involving a Harvard professor, a onetime Florida pornographer, and an escape from East Germany—requires a big leap of faith.
october 2016
‘White Trash’ — The Original Underclass - ProPublica
Waste people. Rubbish. Clay-eaters. Hillbillies. Two new books that reckon with the long, bleak history of the country’s white poor suggest their plight shouldn’t have caught the rest of the country off guard.
october 2016
How Fox News Women Took Down Roger Ailes
How Fox News women took down the most powerful, and predatory, man in media.
october 2016
A Home Invasion, A Torture Session, One Lawyer Nearly Killing Another—The Gruesome November Night in One of Washington’s Wealthiest Suburbs. | Washingtonian
Andrew Schmuhl forced his way into the McLean home of his wife’s former boss and waged a brutal interrogation before being arrested wearing nothing but an adult diaper. Was it a calculated act of revenge, or an addict’s rampage?
october 2016
These wealthy neighbors have been at war for nearly 25 years - The Boston Globe
In a beachfront enclave north of Boston, the battle has been waged with harsh words, pricey lawyers, and smelly porta potties.
october 2016
The Last Man Up
Like a lot of things in Alaska, the annual Mount Marathon Race in Seward is famously brutal, even dangerous. Which is precisely why Michael LeMaitre ran it—the last day he was seen alive.
october 2016
What the cleaner saw: dirty secrets of the upper crust | US news | The Guardian
When I took a job cleaning expensive Manhattan apartments, I had no idea what I would find out about my clients
september 2016
The Land That Frontenac Forgot - St. Louis Magazine
A mobile-home park’s not what you expect to find here.
september 2016
‘Rolling Coal’ in Diesel Trucks, to Rebel and Provoke - The New York Times
There is a new menace on America’s roads: diesel truck drivers who soup up their engines and remove their emissions controls to “roll coal,” or belch black smoke, at pedestrians, cyclists and unsuspecting Prius drivers.
september 2016
I Got Scammed By A Silicon Valley Startup – Startup Grind – Medium
It is a story and life lesson which should be shared so that others may know major red flags to look out for when choosing to work for a startup or new business.
august 2016
Dee Dee Wanted Her Daughter To Be Sick, Gypsy Wanted Her Mom Murdered - BuzzFeed News
Dee Dee Blancharde was a model parent: a tireless single mom taking care of her gravely ill child. But after Dee Dee was killed, it turned out things weren’t as they appeared — and her daughter Gypsy had never been sick at all.
august 2016
Walmart’s Out-of-Control Crime Problem Is Driving Police Crazy
The retailer’s aggressive cost cutting has unintended consequences.
crime 
august 2016
Fatal Distraction
Forgetting a Child in the Backseat of a Car Is a Horrifying Mistake. Is It a Crime?
august 2016
Bloomberg View | Millennials
It finally happened: This year, millennials surpassed baby boomers as the largest share of the U.S.'s voting-age population.
politics  voting 
january 2016
When Do You Become an Adult? - The Atlantic
In an age when the line between childhood and adulthood is blurrier than ever, what is it that makes people grown up?
longread  longreads  adulthood  humandevelopment  longform 
january 2016
Porn Machete Murder
At the very bottom of the porn totem pole is the “mope”, a barely paid assistant who hangs around and occasionally performs. Stephen Hill was mope-ing for Ultima Studios in exchange for pocket money and a place to crash. Learning he was going to be evicted, he sharpened a prop machete.
murder  crime 
december 2015
Nightmare on Elm Drive
A comprehensive history of the case against the Menendez brothers, built primarily on secret audio recording made by their self-promoting therapist.
murder  crime 
december 2015
The Curious Case of Joseph and Nicholas Brooks
The father: an Oscar-winning songwriter. The son, a college dropout and partier around downtown New York. Their alleged crimes; serial casting-couch rape (the senior) and a drowning murder in a Soho House bathtub (the junior).
murder  crime 
december 2015
Something Happened at DC9. Who Did it Happen to?
In the aftermath of a mysterious murder, exploring a part of the story that has received little attention: the young man who lost his life.
murder  crime 
december 2015
Blindsided
His wife murdered his mother, tried to do the same to him, and was prepared to orphan their 8-month-old child. The attempt left him blind. Then he defended her in court.
murder  crime 
december 2015
A Haunted City
Returning to the scenes of three famous deaths in Seattle.
murder  crime 
december 2015
The Single-Mom Murder
She moved to Cape Cod to escape the glitzy Manhattan world she born into. The only witness to her murder was her 2 1/2-year-old daughter. Everyone she knew, it seemed, was a suspect.
murder  crime 
december 2015
One Boy, Two Girls, and Homicide
A teenage love triangle turns tragic in Pinellas Park, Florida.
murder  crime 
december 2015
I Heard the Shots and Ran Toward the Sounds
The Gabrielle Giffords shooting, from the vantage point of three central figures: Daniel Hernandez helped save the congresswoman’s life; Patricia Maisch stopped the shooter from reloading; Bill Badger tackled him.
murder  crime 
december 2015
Killing Mom and Dad on Staten Island
The story of a high school quarterback’s descent into madness, and its tragic end.
murder  crime 
december 2015
Deep Throat
The depravity of Major League Eating.
december 2015
Stuffed
In its heyday, animals were killed specially for taxidermy. Carl Akeley, who designed the great dioramas at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and is generally considered the most influential taxidermist of all time, once strangled a leopard with his bare hands. But that is no longer the case. Instead, Kitchener and his team rely on fatalities in zoos and wildlife parks, or on what they call “freezer safaris”, where they travel the world, asking research institutions if they have a spare koala, or emu. At a time when few museums are collecting new skins (London’s Natural History Museum closed its taxidermy department in the early 1990s, although it retains an outpost in Tring, Hertfordshire) Kitchener frequently gets surprising offers. He still thinks about a wolverine in Sweden that he was unable to fit in his cool box.

But once the skins and carcasses arrive at the museum’s workshops on the banks of the Forth in Granton, north Edinburgh, then the taxidermy, at least in some respects, takes place the way it has done for centuries. When we arrived, Kitchener introduced me to Phil Howard, who has been mounting animals for the museum since 1981. Howard took the skin of a numbat (an anteater from Western Australia) and spread it on his knee while he talked.
Science 
december 2015
A Patriot's Guide to the Hot Dog Eating Contest
A primer on competitive eating’s premier event, the Hot Dog Eating Contest
non-fiction  longform  longread 
december 2015
Cory Maye Freed After 10 Years In Prison
MONTICELLO, Miss. -- It's Friday, July 1, 2011, a little past 8:15 a.m. when I arrive at…
Crime 
december 2015
Cleveland Scene
No one at the Barley House seems to notice the guy wearing jail-issued clothes on a Thursday night in late March. Not an orange jumpsuit just…
Crime 
december 2015
I Dream of Diane
For 1.7 miles, Diane, 36, drove a minivan stuffed with kids the wrong way on the Taconic State Parkway, finally colliding head-on with an SUV. Diane hadn’t even braked.
non-fiction  longform  longread 
december 2015
The Drone Papers
The Intercept has obtained a cache of secret documents detailing the inner workings of the U.S. military’s assassination program in Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia. The documents, provided by a whistleblower, offer an unprecedented glimpse into Obama’s drone wars.
drone  war  intercept 
december 2015
A Long Walk's End - SBNation.com
When fugitive James T. Hammes went on the run, he went for a hike.
crime  hiking  appalachian-trail 
december 2015
Page 2 of Up in the Air: Meet the Man Who Flies Around the World for Free | Rolling Stone
Last year, a young man walked into the Seattle airport and took the next flight to anywhere — and he hasn't come down since
travel  longform  churning 
december 2015
A Deadly Dance - Texas Monthly
TWO PROMINENT DOCTORS. ONE BEAUTIFUL WOMAN LOOKING FOR ROMANCE. AND A LIKABLE MISFIT WHO SPUN TALL TALES. THEIR LIVES INTERSECTED AFTER AN INTENSE RELATIONSHIP TURNED SOUR, BUT NO ONE GUESSED THAT THE PATH TO LOVE WOULD LEAD TO MURDER. 
december 2015
The Deputy Who Disappeared - Los Angeles Magazine
Jon Aujay went for a desert run in 1998 and never returned. A member of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Bureau, he seemed to have evaporated into the hot blue sky. Theories, suspicions, hunches—they’ve all been far more plentiful than actual clues in the search to discover his fate.
december 2015
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