Community Picks

The New Heroin Epidemic
In a beige conference room in Morgantown, West Virginia, Katie Chiasson-Downs, a slight, blond woman with a dimpled smile, read out the good news first. “Sarah is getting married next month,…
Length: 18 minutes (4682 words)
Submitted by:
@TheAtlantic 4 hours, 15 minutes ago
82 SAVEs
Jim Crow returns
Election officials in 27 states, most of them Republicans, have launched a program that threatens a massive purge of voters from the rolls. Millions, especially black, Hispanic and Asian-American…
Length: 1 minutes (421 words)
Submitted by:
@Greg_Palast 1 day, 1 hour ago
61 SAVEs
Renters are being evicted for complaining about their poor conditions
Complaining about your electricity, leaky roof, a lack of running water or a faulty boiler can leave you at risk of eviction. As ominous as the term may sound, revenge evictions pose a major problem…
Length: 3 minutes (997 words)
Submitted by:
@Shelter 22 hours, 28 minutes ago
35 SAVEs
How insects could feed the world | Emily Anthes
At first, my meal seems familiar, like countless other dishes I’ve eaten at Asian restaurants. A swirl of noodles slicked with oil and studded with shredded chicken, the aroma of ginger and…
Author: Emily Anthes
Published: Oct. 30, 2014
Length: 19 minutes (4960 words)
Submitted by:
@guardian 4 hours, 27 minutes ago
33 SAVEs
The big-eyed children: the extraordinary story of an epic art fraud
There’s a sweet, small suburban house in the vineyards of Napa, northern California. Inside, a family of devout Jehovah’s Witnesses bustles around, offering me a cheese plate. A Siamese…
Author: Jon Ronson
Published: Oct. 26, 2014
Length: 9 minutes (2471 words)
Submitted by:
@longreads 1 hour, 28 minutes ago
11 SAVEs
Untangling the Knot: My Search for Democracy in the Modern Family
Sabine Heinlein | Longreads | October 28, 2014 | 16 minutes (3,966 words) Download .mobi (Kindle) Download .epub (iBooks) No one has assessed the family’s dark side quite as fittingly as R.D.…
Author: Longreads
Published: Oct. 28, 2014
Length: 15 minutes (3986 words)
Submitted by:
@wordpressdotcom 23 hours, 21 minutes ago
10 SAVEs
The Green Monster
Gil Kerlikowske was hoping to make it through at least his first week on the job without being awakened in the middle of the night. President Barack Obama’s new head of Customs and Border…
Published: Oct. 29, 2014
Length: 6 minutes (1746 words)
Submitted by:
@vermontgmg 16 hours, 45 minutes ago
10 SAVEs
Life is quantum
The point of the most famous thought-experiment in quantum physics is that the quantum world is different from our familiar one. Imagine, suggested the Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger, that…
Length: 9 minutes (2442 words)
Submitted by:
@aeonmag 1 day ago
10 SAVEs
The Foodbank Dilemma
The Trussell Trust partners with churches and communities to open new foodbanks nationwide. With over 420 foodbanks currently launched, our goal is for every town to have one.” Trussell Trust…
Length: 31 minutes (7883 words)
Submitted by:
@longreads 21 hours, 20 minutes ago
Marine Rediscovers Lacrosse on Road to Recovery
A version of this article that appears in the November military edition of Lacrosse Magazine. Don't get the mag? Join US Lacrosse and its 430,000 members to start your…
Length: 15 minutes (3886 words)
Submitted by:
@DevonHeinen 20 hours, 50 minutes ago
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