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Rebecca Solnit | The Guardian | March 21, 2016 | 21 minutes (5,317 words)
Alejandro Nieto was killed by police in the San Francisco neighborhood where he spent his whole life. Solnit examines the case surrounding his death and the disintegration of the communities displaced by “disruption.” See also: San Francisco Magazine’s response to Solnit’s piece describing the struggles of the mentally ill in the city.
Amanda Chicago Lewis | BuzzFeed | March 16, 2016 | 33 minutes (8,474 words)
How black people are being shut out of America’s marijuana boom.
Kathryn Joyce | Huffington Post | March 16, 2016 | 27 minutes (6,982 words)
On the pervasive culture of sexual harassment in America’s national parks and forests.
Andrew O’Hagan | New Yorker | March 21, 2016 | 27 minutes (6,804 words)
A profile of Es Devlin, a highly in-demand stage designer who has worked with rock stars, playwrights, and fashion designers.
Chris Colin | AFAR | Feb. 19, 2016 | 12 minutes (3,047 words)
Colin investigates an unlikely Japanese service: the booming rent-a-friend industry.