Below, our favorite stories of the week. Kindle users, you can also get them as a Readlist.
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Rachel Aviv | The New Yorker | Jan. 26, 2015 | 33 minutes (8,359 words)
An examination of police misconduct in Albuquerque, New Mexico—a city with one of the highest rates in the country of fatal shootings by police.
Angela Köckritz | Die Zeit | Jan. 14, 2015 | 26 minutes (6,590 words)
A reporter working in China works to free her detained assistant while navigating China’s Kafkaesque legal system.
Jia Tolentino | Jezebel | Jan. 28, 2015 | 31 minutes (7,762 words)
Jia Tolentino, an alumnus of UVA, visits the campus during rush week after the Rolling Stone rape story controversy.
Mark Leibovich | The New York Times | Jan. 27, 2015 | 33 minutes (8,352 words)
Inside the life and obsessive habits of Tom Brady—a 37-year-old star quarterback in a business where few play past the age of 40.
Stefan Fatsis | Slate | Jan. 12, 2015 | 44 minutes (11,174 words)
In a two-story brick building in Springfield, Massachusetts, a team of definers, etymologists, pronouncers, daters, typists and lexicographers are hard at work on the long-awaited fourth edition of America’s premier dictionary. But perhaps their most important definition is still in the works: what should an online dictionary look like?