Editors’ Picks

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Broken Pelvises, Collapsed Lungs, and Decades of Winning: Barrel Racing’s Martha Josey Has Seen It All

Panicked and unable to stop, Red Man Bay attempted a jump, but his chest slammed into the steel bars. Josey was catapulted like a rag doll over the top and thrown facedown onto the pavement on the other side.”

Seeding the Ocean: Inside a Michelin-Starred Chef’s Revolutionary Quest to Harvest Rice From the Sea

Can eelgrass — and the innovation of Spanish chef Ángel León — change the way we feed the world?

Regarding Henry: The 25th Anniversary of Hank Aaron’s 715th Homer

“Decades after he broke Babe Ruth’s record, we have come to understand just how much Hank Aaron needed—no, deserved—our affection.”

The Birdman of the Tower of London and the Missing Ravens

“It’s a very small world, he says, raven-keeping, “and being quirky is part and parcel of it, because it’s so full on”.”

The Doctor vs. #MeToo

“How an HIV specialist in Germany is using media law to erase reporting of sexual abuse allegations against him.”

Welcome to Zollywood

“At 24 she’s already conquered the Disney thing—and Marvel. She even won an Emmy for Euphoria. Next up for Zendaya? Figuring out who she really is when the cameras aren’t rolling.”

The Radio Station and the Fisherfolk

A profile of Sound of the Sea, which helps protect fishers and the ecosystems they rely on.

Screen Memories

“Screenshots are also proof of memory — proof that I was there, online at a moment in time.”

I Saw the World on Cruise Ships

“High school didn’t serve up much adventure, so Devin Murphy signed up to do grunt work on expedition ships that sailed to Alaska, Iceland, Antarctica, and other far-flung places. Turned out to be a pretty great idea.”

After killing his cousin, Clyde Meikle found purpose in prison through service. Now he’s asking to go home.

Incarceration led to a rebirth for Clyde Meikle.

Back from the Afterlife

“Misadventures in near-death experience.”

The Day My Voice Broke: What an Injury Taught Me About the Power of Speech

“I had always known that the voice is a kind of aural fingerprint, something unique to every individual and from which listeners draw strong inferences. But in “speaking around” that injury, I was apparently projecting a new personality into the world: a more monotone, less enthusiastic, less engaged personality.”

Where Surveillance Cameras Work But the Justice System Doesn’t

“Mexico City has one of the most ambitious and sophisticated video surveillance systems in the world. But it hasn’t stopped crime.”

How Nothingness Became Everything We Wanted

“The culture of negation inspires a taste for nothingness and glorifies numbness.”

Among the Insurrectionists

“The Capitol was breached by Trump supporters who had been declaring, at rally after rally, that they would go to violent lengths to keep the President in power. A chronicle of an attack foretold.”

My Sister Was Disappeared 43 Years Ago

“A casualty of Argentina’s so-called Dirty War, Isabel haunted my childhood like a ghost. Then I started searching for her.”

My Struggle with Sobriety

“In my experience, addiction is this: the perpetual throwing of oneself over a cliff. It can take many forms—alcohol, drugs, sex, even front line activism—but the goal is always to put oneself at risk, to run from being still. Stillness means that, eventually, you must turn to the truth.”

Having and Being Had

“What does it say about capitalism that we have money and want to spend it but we can’t find anything worth buying?”

Life and Death with a No-Good, Grumpy Dog

“The other thing people say when a pet dies is, ‘She had a good life.’ But did she?” Shay Castle pens a moving obituary for her dog, Sydney.

The Big Thaw: How Russia Could Dominate a Warming World

“Climate change is propelling enormous human migrations as it transforms global agriculture and remakes the world order — and no country stands to gain more than Russia.”