Below, our favorite stories of the week. Kindle users, you can also get them as a Readlist.
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Michael Hobbes | Huffington Post | July 17, 2015 | 20 minutes (5,079 words)
Why boycotting and shopping smarter won’t eliminate sweatshops.
Kathryn Schulz | The New Yorker | July 13, 2015 | 24 minutes (6,074 words)
Scientists predict that a devastating earthquake and tsunami could destroy cities throughout the Pacific Northwest. A look at worst-case scenarios for the Cascadia subduction zone.
Rachel Wilkinson | The Atlantic | July 14, 2015 | 19 minutes (4,772 words)
Rachel Wilkinson goes inside a pathology lab to understand the autopsy process—and the emotional rewards of medicine’s most-maligned specialty.
Jeremy Lybarger | SF Weekly | July 16, 2015 | 18 minutes (4,715 words)
Meet the astrologers and mystics who minister to Silicon Valley’s elite.
Jonah Weiner | Rolling Stone | July 14, 2015 | 31 minutes (7,931 words)
“I started in Woodbury and then my parents divorced and we moved to Syosset, next door. They separated when I was in sixth grade, got back together, then separated again between eight and ninth grade, I think. Everyone in my neighborhood, they’d start out living in a big house and then their parents would divorce and they would move to a condo a mile away. The condos were filled with all the divorced families. I found a poem recently that I wrote when I was 15, called ‘Divorce.’ I wrote it when I was a dishwasher at a comedy club on the weekends. It’s so funny but it’s so sad. It predicts my entire life.”