Below, our favorite stories of the week. Kindle users, you can also get them as a Readlist.
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Tiffany Stanley | National Journal | Oct. 7, 2014 | 40 minutes (10,103 words)
A heartbreaking account of the emotional and financial toll of Alzheimer’s, from the perspective of a woman who must care for her aunt.
Alex Campbell | BuzzFeed | Oct. 3, 2014 | 31 minutes (7,765 words)
Arlena Lindley’s boyfriend beat her and murdered her child—so why was she sentenced to 45 years in prison?
Roxane Gay | VQR | Oct. 7, 2014 | 12 minutes (3,195 words)
Roxane Gay published two books this year, and is “having a moment.” But her experience with racial inequality in America has her wondering what success actually means.
Holly Millea | Elle | Sept. 17, 2014 | 29 minutes (7,439 words)
The social media diaries of three teenage friends reveals clues to the disappearance of one of them.
Vernon Silver, James Tarmy | Bloomberg Businessweek | Oct. 9, 2014 | 12 minutes (3,095 words)
The history of one piece of art, tracked across buyers and sellers over three decades—culminating in a record-breaking auction at Christie’s and a mysterious new owner.
Cover Image: The Stanley Family