A beautiful essay by Leah Sottile on love and illness.
Since January, police have been testing an aerial surveillance system adapted from the surge in Iraq. And they neglected to tell the public.
The story of a Californian family torn apart by a child protective services agency, and the law firm helping them fight back.
Not every college student might be having casual sex, but the cultural forces that encourage casual encounters over other types, called hookup culture, is alive and well. Students at two schools kept journals about their sex lives to help one… Continue Reading
One of the purposes of university is to challenge the opinions of students. This requires freedom of thought and a variety of voices. But academic departments today, especially in the social sciences, are far more liberal or progressive than the population… Continue Reading
Which world would be better: one in which all meat is grown in a lab or one which still contains humanely farmed animals? By Rhys Southan Read at Aeon
[Photos by Jen Ciochon] It’s midnight on a humid Friday in mid-July. Twenty-three-year-old Maribel Romero, a street vendor from Ecuador, lingers as a stream of passersby stroll into Istanbul’s sprawling Taksim Square. Police warned her against working here days earlier,… Continue Reading
Black Cardigan is a great newsletter by writer-editor Carrie Frye, who shares dispatches from her reading life. We’re thrilled to share some of them on Longreads. Go here to sign up for her latest updates. * * * In the summer of 1843, Charlotte… Continue Reading
Wrestling teammates Alex DeCubas and Kevin Pedersen grow up to oppose each other in the drug wars: one as a smuggler, the other as a DEA agent.
The bestselling author of The Eighty Dollar Champion describes the Nazis’ secret stud farm, where dubious visionaries imagined a breed of perfect (and perfectly white) horse.