Inside the Race to Stop the Next Mass Shooter

Mass murder is not an impulsive crime—so can threat assessment teams prevent it from happening?

Author: Mark Follman
Source: Mother Jones
Published: Oct. 5, 2015
Length: 21 minutes (5481 words)
How ESPN's Fear Of The Truth Defeated "Black Grantland"
An argument about why ESPN's tactic of appealing to as many people as possible ensured that a "well-funded black-interest site written and edited by blacks" could never exist within the company.
Author: Greg Howard
Source: Deadspin
Published: Oct. 6, 2015
Length: 15 minutes (3832 words)
The Senior Citizens and the Jamaican Lotto Scammers

Inside the Jamaican lottery scam industry, which targets nearly 300,000 Americans a year, most of them elderly.

Author: Wayne Drash
Source: CNN
Published: Oct. 7, 2015
Length: 20 minutes (5082 words)
The Teachings of Don Carlos

Pulling back the curtain on Carlos Castaneda, one of America’s most secretive and popular authors.

Author: Mike Sager
Source: Longreads
Published: Oct. 8, 2015
Length: 84 minutes (21125 words)
The Passion of Nicki Minaj

Vanessa Grigoriadis meets the world’s biggest female rap superstar. (Love the ending to this one.)

Published: Oct. 7, 2015
Length: 19 minutes (4762 words)
The 4 Types of Supreme Court Justices

According to legal scholar Cass Sunstein, America's Supreme Court justices can be divided into four categories: heroes, soldiers, minimalists, and mutes.

Source: Politico
Published: Oct. 4, 2015
Length: 7 minutes (1966 words)
An Oral History of Langtang, the Valley Destroyed by the Nepal Earthquake
In Outside magazine, Anna Callaghan and Rabi Thapa compile an oral history of Langtang, the valley destroyed by the Nepal earthquake in April 2015.
Source: Outside
Published: Sept. 28, 2015
Length: 21 minutes (5292 words)
Claws Out

How accusations of racism and a struggle for control tore apart the Atlanta Hawks regime.

Source: ESPN
Published: Oct. 6, 2015
Length: 22 minutes (5522 words)
Stop Sending Me Jonathan Franzen Novels

Barrett Brown reviews books from inside a federal prison.

Published: Oct. 7, 2015
Length: 10 minutes (2554 words)
The Politics of Poetry

The New York Times's poetry columnist on the intersection between poetry and politics.

Author: David Orr
Source: Longreads
Published: Oct. 7, 2015
Length: 18 minutes (4527 words)
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