Our top stories of the week, as chosen by the editors at Longreads.
[Photo from “Healing Hasidic Masturbators and Adulterers – With Psychiatric Drugs” by Pearl Gabel] 1. I Went to the Hospital to Give Birth…And Tested Positive for Meth By Maggie Downs Illustration by Cornelia Li When the nurse first told me, mid-labor,… Continue Reading
The story of Sam Siatta, a Marine Corps veteran of the war in Afghanistan who returned home with PTSD and landed in prison after committing a crime he says he doesn’t remember.
A devastating four-part look at the connections among white supremacy, racism, privilege, misogyny, and climate change, and the effects they all have on women and people of color in places where climate change-related disasters occur.
It’s not easy to evict someone in California. Usually that’s a good thing. (And also, don’t mess with Judith Butler.)
An analysis of the ways in which Beyonce’s “Formation” and “Lemonade” bore reflections of America’s divisions, and of the polarized views of those works held by people and politicians on the right.
[Photos by Vincent Tullo] A pack of single women, dolled-up and mostly in their early thirties, fast approach a Manhattan bar called The Green Room on a chilly Saturday night, already warmed up from cocktail hour and eager to meet… Continue Reading
Can we eliminate diseases like Lyme and malaria by rewriting DNA? Specter walks us through a powerful new biological tool capable of altering the genetic destiny of a species.
Part three of an investigation by the Los Angeles Times looking into OxyContin’s role in the opioid epidemic.
Elizabeth Abel walked up to the front door of her house for the first time in four months and rang the bell. She’d just flown halfway around the world to drop in, unannounced, on the man who’d taken over her… Continue Reading