Below, our favorite stories of the week. Kindle users, you can also get them as a Readlist.
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Nick Swartsell | CityBeat | August 26, 2015 | 20 minutes (5,183 words)
A look at the history of racial and economic segregation in the city of Cincinnati.
Julia Scheeres | Pacific Standard | September 1, 2015 | 27 minutes (6,840 words)
A harrowing investigation into child abuse masked as religious practice in the Twelve Tribes sect.
Rita Gabis | Guernica | September 1, 2015 | 21 minutes (5,271 words)
As an adult, Gabis discovers that her grandfather had been the chief of security police under the Gestapo in Lithuania and sets out to learn the truth about what he had done.
Nick Paumgarten | The New Yorker | August 31, 2015 | 39 minutes (9,981 words)
Paumgarten reports on the financial troubles that have befallen Atlantic City, which has struggled in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and several casino closings.
John Birdsall | Jarry | September 3, 2015 | 13 minutes (3,416 words)
Restaurant kitchen culture is notoriously macho. A food writer reflects on the state of queer chefs in America.