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Reggie Ugwu | BuzzFeed | April 2, 2016 | 40 minutes (10,230 words)
After his brother died and his father was partially paralyzed, Ugwu’s family traveled 7,000 miles in search of an old home, a new house, and the things they’d lost on the road in between.
Pamela Colloff | Texas Monthly | March 31, 2016 | 51 minutes (12,878 words)
When she was 18 and eight months pregnant, Claire Wilson was critically wounded during the 1966 University of Texas Tower shooting. This is Wilson’s story, which goes into how her life was affected in the tragedy’s aftermath.
Rachel Aviv | The New Yorker | April 11, 2016 | 34 minutes (8,580 words)
A searing look at the lives of the immigrant women who tend to the needs of other people’s families.
Nicholas Hune-Brown | Hazlitt | March 31, 2016 | 16 minutes (4,000 words)
A profile of Gordon Korman, the wunderkind of 1980s Canadian kid-lit.
Abe Streep | Outside | April 4, 2016 | 21 minutes (5,461 words)
A veteran mountain guide reconsiders his life’s work on Mount Everest after years of witnessing the tragic loss of everyone from outfitters and Sherpas to would-be climbers.