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Chef John Currence Wants To Save Mississippi From Itself

Photograph by David Bertozzi for BuzzFeed Last month, Mississippi arrived in Manhattan. The initial meeting place was Butter, a Midtown restaurant where the booths are lined with dark leather and…
LENGTH: 21 minutes (5410 words)

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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)


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
LENGTH: 12 minutes (3023 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)

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)

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…
LENGTH: 15 minutes (3785 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)

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)