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How Times Square Works
When we stepped out onto the roof, the wind whipped me sideways, and it took me a second to get my bearings. I was nine stories above Times Square, staring at the back of its biggest LED sign, and it…
Published: July 31, 2014
Length: 13 minutes (3393 words)
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@Gizmodo 14 hours, 40 minutes ago
43 SAVEs
The Transgender Crucible
CeCe McDonald became a transgender folk hero after she was charged with murder for defending herself. Alec Soth/Magnum A dozen eggs, bacon, maybe some biscuits: CeCe McDonald had a modest shopping…
Published: July 30, 2014
Length: 4 minutes (1153 words)
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@RollingStone 18 hours, 9 minutes ago
34 SAVEs
This Man Is Doing What No Doctor in Mississippi Has the Courage to Do
In light of Tuesday's court ruling against a Mississippi law that would close the last abortion clinic in the state, we are releasing a profile a doctor who works there from our next issue, which has…
Length: 31 minutes (7873 words)
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@clairesgould 16 hours, 5 minutes ago
16 SAVEs
Conquistadors: On the End of Oakland
 By Kaya Oakes  Luis Maria Peralta arrived in Alta California as a member of the Spanish-lead de Anza expedition in 1776. After pursuing a group of Native Americans through the San Joaquin…
Published: July 30, 2014
Length: 11 minutes (2757 words)
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@kayaoakes 1 day, 8 hours ago
12 SAVEs
The Skies Belong to Us: How Hijackers Created an Airline Crisis in the 1970s
Brendan I. Koerner | The Skies Belong to Us | 2013 | 25 minutes (6,186 words) ‘There Is No Way to Tell a Hijacker by Looking At Him’ When the FAA’s antihijacking task force first…
Published: July 30, 2014
Length: 25 minutes (6270 words)
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@Longreads 14 hours, 4 minutes ago
13 SAVEs
Near US-Mexico border, working to identify immigrants buried in unmarked graves
FALFURRIAS, Texas The forensic teams hacked at the unmarked graves until the shovels broke, until sweat soaked their T-shirts and clouds of brown dust choked the air. They kept their eyes on the…
Published: July 26, 2014
Length: 22 minutes (5712 words)
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@LyraMcKee 2 days, 14 hours ago
11 SAVEs
Why Money and Inexperience Are Escalating Sexism at Startups
It’s a story we’ve come to know well: A freewheeling, young startup founder captures the zeitgeist with a smart idea and attracts investors who are willing to stake him with millions of…
Published: July 29, 2014
Length: 7 minutes (1808 words)
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@luizsemine 1 day, 12 hours ago
11 SAVEs
When the Bough Breaks
Sergeant Brenda Nichols had already worked 14 hours, investigated the death of one baby, juggled three priority cases, and reviewed dozens of others. She had been home a half hour when her phone rang…
Length: 38 minutes (9639 words)
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@Longreads 17 hours, 28 minutes ago
10 SAVEs
The 10 Worst New Yorker #Longreads
The New Yorker, a magazine, has just opened its Internet "archives" (dating back to 2007) as a readers' jubilee in advance of its upcoming move to the world of paywalled journalism, three months…
Published: July 24, 2014
Length: 7 minutes (1780 words)
Submitted by:
@ariellekane 1 week ago
What were drugs?
When the US President Richard Nixon announced his ‘war on drugs’ in 1971, there was no need to define the enemy. He meant, as everybody knew, the type of stuff you couldn’t buy…
Author: Mike Jay
Length: 12 minutes (3179 words)
Submitted by:
@aeonmag 15 hours, 44 minutes ago
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