Generations of students have been taught an incomplete (and sometimes false) history of slavery in the U.S. Some educators have been trying to change this.
The Uncounted Dead of Duterte’s Drug War
A report from the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism examines the large numbers of deaths that have gone uncounted in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war — deaths of citizens who were targeted for assassination and denied due process.
In Sickness, In Health — and In Prison
Most people know prisoners can marry. Few remember the co-ed prison, the impromptu courthouse wedding and the Supreme Court ruling that allows them to do so.
The Lonely Work of Moderating Hacker News
How two moderators are trying to make a popular Silicon Valley forum a thoughtful and productive space to have a conversation.
The Lost Hours of Melissa Lorraine
Melissa Lorraine survived a sexual assault after getting into a car she thought was an Uber ride she had ordered. She found a way to slowly heal by performing exercises she now teaches in classes for inmates in correctional facilities.
A Reading List of Long-form Writing by Asian Americans
Longreads editor-in-chief Mike Dang shares some of his favorite long-form writing by Asian American journalists.
Losing the News
The Charleston Gazette-Mail was known as the newspaper that used “sustained outrage” to hold the powerful accountable in West Virginia, a state with a legacy of corruption. Last year, the paper filed for bankruptcy and changed owners; its future as a watchdog remains unclear.
It Took Deputies 24 Hours to Find a Body in This California Jail. Its Problems Aren’t Fixed
California has set aside $2.1 billion in funding for construction projects to upgrade old jails, some of which have been branded as having “deplorable” conditions. But a majority of the projects have been delayed due to bureaucratic roadblocks and critical errors in planning. Meanwhile design flaws in the aging facilities have been contributing to deaths […]
‘A Town Without Pity’
Matt Lauzon was 14 when he says a police officer in Maine sexually abused him on multiple occasions. Other accusers came forward after he shared his story, but the city and police department have denied any wrongdoing.
Elizabeth Warren Is Completely Serious
A leading Democratic candidate for President, Elizabeth Warren has serious plans to tackle income equality, corporate power, and a range of other issues working class Americans face today.