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Choire Sicha | Eater | Sept. 30, 2015 | 19 minutes (4,783 words)
The fascinating story of Ina Garten, queen of cookbooks.
Chris Sweeney | Boston Magazine | Sept. 29, 2015 | 20 minutes (5,218 words)
In the midst of a statewide heroin epidemic, Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello decided to do something truly radical: stop arresting addicts and start accompanying them to treatment.
Mary H.K. Choi | Fader | Sept. 28, 2015 | 8 minutes (2,081 words)
A terrific profile of the singer Rihanna—without Rihanna’s participation.
Jennifer Percy | New York Times | Sept. 30, 2015 | 18 minutes (4,535 words)
A ragtag group of vigilantes from America and Europe—including ex-service members and a British actor who appeared in “Pirates of the Caribbean”—travel to Syria to fight extremists. But the situation on the ground is much different than they expected.
Lacy M. Johnson | Guernica Magazine | Oct. 1, 2015 | 25 minutes (6,270 words)
An essay about the meaning of a death sentence, from a pediatric cancer ward to death row.