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1. The Price of Nice Nails

Sarah Maslin Nir | New York Times | May 7, 2015 | 26 minutes (6,634 words)

A New York Times investigation into the abuse and exploitation of nail salon workers.

 

2. Welcome to Pariahville

Jay Kirk | GQ | April 27, 2015 | 30 minutes (7,514 words)

A visit to a sex offender community in south Florida.

 

3. Split Image

Kate Fagan | ESPN | May 8, 2015 | 20 minutes (5,147 words)

A young student athlete’s depression, hidden from social media. Madison Holleran was a student at University of Pennsylvania when she committed suicide at age 19.

 

4. A League of His Own

Andrew Martin, Tariq Panja, and Vernon Silver | Bloomberg Businessweek | April 30, 2015 | 19 minutes (4,770 words)

A profile of the man The Guardian once called “the most successful non-homicidal dictator of the past century,” FIFA president Sepp Blatter. Blatter has controlled worldwide soccer for the past 17 years.

 

5. Death to the Maxi Dress: A Manifesto

Sarah Miller | Jezebel | May 7, 2015 | 7 minutes (1,900 words)

Writer Sarah Miller expresses her feelings about a certain fashion trend.