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Trumped and Abandoned
The invective of Trump supporters inspires Susan Faludi to take a look back at the “Angry White Men” of the 1990s who felt disenfranchised, and threatened by women like First Lady Hillary Clinton—men like Mike McNulty, a Second Amendment activist and documentarian whom Faludi interviewed twenty years ago.
Author: Susan Faludi
Source: The Baffler
Published: Dec. 7, 2016
Length: 13 minutes (3456 words)
How Social Media Is Killing Extreme Athletes

Armed with GoPros and streaming their exploits live on Facebook and YouTube, a new generation of adventurers are pressured into ever-more-dangerous stunts.

Source: The Outline
Published: Dec. 8, 2016
Length: 8 minutes (2094 words)
Prince’s Closest Friends Share Their Best Prince Stories

An oral history of Prince's life and career, as told by his friends.

Author: Chris Heath
Source: GQ
Published: Dec. 8, 2016
Length: 60 minutes (15000 words)
'They Are Slaughtering Us Like Animals'

Photojournalist Daniel Berehulak documents the killings of dozens of people as part of President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal antidrug campaign in the Philippines. (Warning: graphic images of violence.)

Published: Dec. 8, 2016
Length: 10 minutes (2500 words)
“BRAAAM!”: The Sound that Invaded the Hollywood Soundtrack
How Inception changed the way we listen to movies.
Author: Adrian Daub
Source: Longreads
Published: Dec. 8, 2016
Length: 15 minutes (3902 words)
The Last Unknown Man

In 2004, a Burger King employee in Richmond Hill, Georgia, found a naked man lying unconscious in front of a restaurant dumpster. The search for his identity would take years.

Author: Matt Wolfe
Published: Dec. 7, 2016
Length: 50 minutes (12603 words)
Tom Ford on Sex, Death, and Penetration
An interview with perfectionist fashion designer and now two-time filmmaker Tom Ford, whose “Nocturnal Animals,” starting Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal, is now in theaters.
Source: GQ
Published: Dec. 2, 2016
Length: 11 minutes (2868 words)
Awake in the Night
A story on the immigrant experience: Mary Kuanen and her family relocated to Denver, Colorado from Sudan to escape a civil war and humanitarian crises. Kuanen's husband, Youn, was murdered in their suburban neighborhood, and she and her children have been trying to heal and build a better life for themselves.
Published: Dec. 7, 2016
Length: 22 minutes (5676 words)
Unprepared: The Difficulty of Getting a Prescription for a Drug That Effectively Prevents HIV Infection
When Spenser Mestel tries to get a prescription for Truvada in Iowa City, he discovers that medical breakthroughs are only one small part of HIV prevention.
Source: Longreads
Published: Dec. 6, 2016
Length: 22 minutes (5642 words)
Artists and Their Muse: Gentrification
A round-up profile on artists in New York City who are negatively affected by gentrification, recognize their role in it, and make art about it.
Author: Ronda Kaysen
Published: Dec. 2, 2016
Length: 9 minutes (2289 words)
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