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Big Sugar's Sweet Little Lies
Illustration: Chris BuzelliOn a brisk spring Tuesday in 1976, a pair of executives from the Sugar Association stepped up to the podium of a Chicago ballroom to accept the Oscar of the public…
Length: 9 minutes (2317 words)
The Party Next Time
When historians look back on Mitt Romney’s bid for the Presidency, one trend will be clear: no Republican candidate ever ran a similar campaign again. For four decades, from Richard Nixon to Ronald…
Author: Ryan Lizza
Published: Nov. 19, 2012
Length: 4 minutes (1076 words)
John McAfee: 'I don't see myself as paranoid'
John McAfee … 'He's clearly trying to mess with everybody's heads.' Photograph: Reuters The name McAfee is ubiquitous and boring, a piece of antivirus software that pops up on computer screens around…
Published: Nov. 20, 2012
Length: 9 minutes (2347 words)
Pride and Prejudice at 200: looking afresh at Austen's classic
Bharat Tandon on Mrs Bennet 'A woman of mean understanding, little information, and uncertain temper' … Alison Steadman as Mrs Bennet in the 1995 BBC adaptation. Photograph: BBC Read the opening…
Published: Jan. 26, 2013
Length: 17 minutes (4457 words)
Dear 02A3172: Letters To and From a Caged Bird
In 1999, when I was 19 years old, I was arrested and charged with first degree murder, several counts of attempted murder, attempted robbery, and several counts of criminal use of a weapon. I was…
Source: gawker.com
Length: 15 minutes (3785 words)
The Missionary Movement to ‘Save’ Black Babies
Last December, Care Net—the nation’s largest network of evangelical Christian crisis pregnancy centers—featured a birth announcement of sorts on the website of its 10-year-old…
Length: 20 minutes (5082 words)
Ice Man
The day Victor turned twenty he rode three bulls, big ones, a good 1,800 pounds each—Cyclone, Spanish Fly, and Bulldozer—rode all their bucks and twists, Victor’s free hand…
Length: 9 minutes (2330 words)
I was too young to bartend and too short to pass hors d’oeuvres. Dressed in black slacks and a white oxford shirt, I set tables, cleared trays, and washed dishes. I was 14, just old enough for…
Author: Casey Cep
Source: Aeon
Length: 12 minutes (3023 words)
The Ship That Sailed Into Hurricane Sandy And More Must-Reads
1. Tragedy On The Bounty One of the stranger stories to have come out of Hurricane Sandy, which ravaged the East Coast a year ago this week, is that of the Bounty, a replica tall ship built in 1960…
Published: Nov. 1, 2013
Length: 5 minutes (1250 words)
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