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Win Bassett | Poetry Foundation | May 27, 2015 | 15 minutes (3,780 words)
On poetry and dying: Win Bassett reflects on a summer spent working as a hospital chaplain.
2. The Boy Who Burned Inside
Maria Cramer | Boston Globe | May 23, 2015 | 20 minutes (5,147 words)
The abuse started when Marco Flores was nine years old. When he was 17, he realized that there were other victims like him and decided it was up to him to put a stop to it.
3. Why the Press Is Wrong About Bernie Sanders
Steve Hendricks | Columbia Journalism Review | May 21, 2015 | 9 minutes (2,487 words)
Steve Hendricks looks at why the press loves to hate underdogs, and how their treatment of Bernie Sanders belies the fact that he just might have a shot.
4. The Secret History of Ultimate Marvel, the Experiment That Changed Superheroes Forever
Abraham Riesman | New York Magazine | May 25, 2015 | 23 minutes (5,950 words)
“Ultimate Marvel” was a modern, successful reboot of popular Marvel titles like “Spider-Man,” “X-Men,” and the “The Avengers,”—the latter of which proved to be a box office smash after the series was loosely adapted for the big screen. But after a decade, it became a victim of its own success.
5. Who Killed Alberto Nisman?
Wyre Davies | BBC Magazine | May 28, 2015 | 14 minutes (3,600 words)
Days before he was due to release a report condemning the Argentine government, a high-profile prosecutor was found dead in his home. Was it murder or suicide?