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The town Los Angeles drank

Ikluft/Wikimedia CommonsThis story originally appeared in the The Atlantic and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Hood, California, is a farming town of 200 souls, crammed…
PUBLISHED: Feb. 26, 2014
LENGTH: 18 minutes (4547 words)

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How a Convicted Killer Became My Friend

"Fat Tone" at California's Calipatria prison, December 1993. Courtesy The AtavistFive months after his wedding ceremony—conducted through the Plexiglas partition of a prison visiting…
PUBLISHED: June 4, 2013
LENGTH: 7 minutes (1979 words)

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Weekend Longreads: Tech Optimists, Cyberhavens, and

Tellingly, a roadsign not in Silicon Valley but in Kliticat County, WA. SP8254/Flickr When all the big names in tech—Google, Twitter, Facebook, every website you visit regularly—got…
PUBLISHED: June 1, 2013
LENGTH: 4 minutes (1232 words)

Weekend Longreads: Tech Optimists, Cyberhavens, and

Tellingly, a roadsign not in Silicon Valley but in Kliticat County, WA. SP8254/Flickr When all the big names in tech—Google, Twitter, Facebook, every website you visit regularly—got…
PUBLISHED: June 1, 2013
LENGTH: 4 minutes (1232 words)

The Deadly Corruption of Clinical Trials

Illustration: Sam WeberKeep your New Year's resolution to learn something new; read the story below. To see more of 2010's best long-form magazine pieces, click here.  IT'S NOT EASY TO WORK UP a…
LENGTH: 5 minutes (1379 words)

Schizophrenic. Killer. My Cousin.

Mark with Houston at Houston's high school graduation in 2009 Courtesy of the familyTHE THING THAT STRUCK ME when I first met my cousin Houston was his size. He wasn't much taller than me, if at all,…
LENGTH: 6 minutes (1601 words)