“I’ve included essays about women in sci-fi, as well as queer representation in the genre, because it’s a thrill to see traditionally marginalized groups take on a genre that has so much to offer them. Sci-fi should be for everyone.”
How Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel went from research scientist to the most powerful woman in the world.
In one of New York City’s Staten Island neighborhoods, a mother becomes addicted to heroin and quickly turns her condominium into a drug den monitored by the police.
Frank Howard hired a hit man—and then his extended family and their friends—to kill his wife. The criminals repeatedly told the police about their harebrained plans, who didn’t believe them. And then everything unraveled.
Our favorite stories of the week, featuring New York Review of Books, ProPublica and Frontline, Texas Monthly, Wall Street Journal, and Adult magazine.
“I tell people all the time I never really drank the water, but of course that’s not totally true.” Recollections of a former cheerleader at a Texas private school attached to a Baptist megachurch.
The story of Reverend Charles Moore, who set himself on fire in an empty parking lot in Grand Saline, Texas to make a statement.
A nerve-wracking standoff between two drunk college kids and a goon with a gun leads to an unexpected meeting of the minds.
Once a geodesic dome advocate, Lloyd Kahn now favours a very different home: hand-built, sustainable and simple The post Shelter appeared first on Aeon Magazine.
One man’s story of years of scavenging through John Updike’s trash.