Michael Paterniti interviews Tracy Morgan. "One time I was walking up the stairs with my son, who was always right there with me... and I almost fell backwards. I was just learning how to walk, and he grabbed me and took me upstairs, and I started crying. He said, 'What’s wrong, Dad?' And I told him, 'I remember when I carried you.' And when my dad was dying of AIDS, I carried him."
Lois Beckett of ProPublica investigates why a successful program to combat gun violence has gone underfunded and ignored.
Faced with labor protests, Walmart mounted a military-level response and extensively surveilled employees.
With his daughters as the test subjects, Laszlo Polgár set out to prove that genius is made, not born. One daughter became the first woman ever to earn chess's grandmaster title, another the best female chess player of all time.
Lynn Hirschberg profiles actress, designer, director and "operator" Tara Subkoff, and the results are not pretty.
"I wrote Battleborn for white men, toward them. If you hold the book to a certain light, you’ll see it as an exercise in self-hazing, a product of working-class madness, the female strain. So, natural then that Battleborn was well-received by the white male lit establishment: it was written for them." Claire Vaye Watkins, in Tin House.
In St. Louis, Missouri—where someone can qualify for food stamps but not a public defender—hundreds of the city's poorest are left without a lawyer.
“Sometimes a book that is wonderful and well-told and riveting is overlooked. I believe this is the case with Rachel Pastan’s Alena.”
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