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1. That Which Divides Us

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.

2. Children of the Tribes

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.

3. History Is Who You’ve Lost

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.

4. The Death and Life of Atlantic City

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.

5. Straight-up Passing

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.