Below, our favorite stories of the week. Kindle users, you can also get them as a Readlist.
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Harriet Ryan, Scott Glover, Lisa Girion | Los Angeles Times | May 5, 2016 | 27 minutes (6,778 words)
An investigation into America’s bestselling painkiller, Oxycontin. Reporters look through a trove of documents showing how the drugmaker Purdue Pharma’s deceptive marketing of Oxycontin has contributed to the prescription drug epidemic.
Ira Boudway, Kate Smith | Bloomberg Businessweek | April 27, 2016 | 13 minutes (3,337 words)
“If there’s one thing the Braves know how to do, it’s how to get money out of taxpayers.”
Jacqueline Rose | London Review of Books | May 2, 2016 | 55 minutes (13,971 words)
Rose’s essay goes deep on trans narratives.
Joan Didion | New York Review of Books | May 4, 2016 | 9 minutes (2,491 words)
Didion’s thoughts about California from when she covered the Patty Hearst trial in 1976.
Eva Holland | Pacific Standard | May 2, 2016 | 20 minutes (5,000 words)
What happens when cruise ship tourism descends on the communities of the Northwest Passage?