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1. The Disappeared

Spencer Ackerman | Guardian US | February 24, 2015 | 11 minutes (2,753 words)

A Guardian investigation reveals that Chicago police kept a secret interrogation site where abuses occurred, including at least one detainee death.

 

2. The Shockingly Simple, Surprisingly Cost-Effective Way to End Homelessness

Scott Carrier | Mother Jones | February 18, 2015 | 25 minutes (6,270 words)

In the past nine years, Utah decreased the number of homeless by 72 percent. Their tactic is shockingly simple: provide housing, with no strings attached. Can the Housing First model be replicated across the country?

 

3. Are You Man Enough for the Men’s Rights Movement?

Jeff Sharlet | GQ | February 25, 2015 | 21 minutes (5,403 words)

Sharlet reports from the first national gathering of a large group of “men’s rights activists,” who are convinced that the male species is being endangered by feminists.

 

4. When Your Father Is a Serial Killer, Forgiveness Is Not Tidy

Roy Wenzl | The Wichita Eagle | February 22, 2015 | 18 minutes (4,500 words)

Kerri Rawson had always known her father Dennis Rader to be a good man and loving father; a decade ago she learned he was also the BTK serial killer. Needless to say, her world was upended.

 

5. Almost Famous

Leah Carroll | Deadspin | February 23, 2015 | 12 minutes (3,050 words)

A profile of the legendary Robert Christgau, who spent three decades as the Village Voice’s rock critic.