This week, we’re sharing stories from Jane Mayer, Jen Gann, Christine H. Lee, John Birdsall, and Anna Callaghan.
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Jane Mayer | The New Yorker | March 11, 2019 | 45 minutes (11,453 words)
Trump’s friends are like family. And Trump hires his family.
Jen Gann | The Cut | March 7, 2019 | 14 minutes (3,693 words)
Jen Gann learned that she and her husband have genetic mutations that can cause cystic fibrosis after her son was diagnosed with the disease. Her second pregnancy involved a lot more people — and a lot more questions.
Christine H. Lee | Catapult | March 5, 2019 | 9 minutes (2,451 words)
In this moving installment of her Catapult column Backyard Politics, Christine H. Lee discovers equilibrium in sharing her farm’s bounty and in the beauty of simple, impromptu barter arrangements.
John Birdsall | Topic | March 5, 2019 | 10 minutes (2,605 words)
“Garishly food-styled heads of hollowed-out iceberg packed with pimiento cheese, or baked beans in aspic, bolster our own superior sense of ourselves. Like the Instagram freakshake, they are fantasy transgressions against which we define our superior awesomeness.”
Anna Callaghan | Outside | March 3, 2019 | 7 minutes (1,920 words)
Does your heart require warming? Look no further than Mera, a very, very good dog.