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1. Inside the Race to Stop the Next Mass Shooter

Mark Follman | Mother Jones | Oct. 5, 2015 | 21 minutes (5,481 words)

Mass murder is not an impulsive crime—so can threat assessment teams prevent it from happening? Follman looks at the legion of cops, psychologists, and federal agents scrambling to stop the bloodshed.

2. A Criminal Mind

Erika Hayasaki | The California Sunday Magazine | Oct. 2, 2015 | 22 minutes (5,630 words)

How a respected psychiatrist and loving father and husband became an uncaring drug dealer.

3. First, Let’s Get Rid of All the Bosses

Roger D. Hodge | The New Republic | Oct. 5, 2015 | 36 minutes (9,125 words)

Inside Zappos’ radical experiment to eliminate management and embrace Holacracy.

4. How ESPN’s Fear Of The Truth Defeated “Black Grantland”

Greg Howard | Deadspin | Oct. 6, 2015 | 15 minutes (3,832 words)

An argument about why ESPN’s tactic of appealing to as many people as possible ensured that a “well-funded black-interest site written and edited by blacks” could never exist within the company.

5. The Great Surrender

Amanda Fortini | GOOD Magazine | Sept. 28, 2015 | 15 minutes (3,930 words)

A writer makes peace with the natural world after moving to Montana.