Butchered whales lure polar bears and tourists to a coastal Alaskan town. So far, so good. Sort of.
Can a man who tried to murder a president be rehabilitated?
Inside the Identity Crisis at the Independent Journal Review, the Outlet That Has Become a Powerhouse in the Trump Era
Founded in 2013 to repackage conservative news stories, IJR grew into a news-gathering organization, but they’ve stumbled as they’ve evolved, from a retracted conspiracy theory to clashes between the content and editorial sides. The biggest criticism is that the company’s partisan position makes their stories part of the Trump propaganda machine.
In her final feature for Los Angeles Magazine, Amy Wallace tells the incredible story of Jonathan Koch, “one of Hollywood’s great closers,” who lost several limbs and nearly his life to septic shock before receiving a revolutionary hand transplant.
You don’t shop on Saturday if you live in Konstanz, Germany. Why? The Swiss.
Cat Marnell’s new memoir How to Murder Your Life, like Julia Phillips’ famous You’ll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again, is an extreme spectacle of women in capitalism.
Ellen Wayland-Smith’s family came from Oneida in upstate New York, known for its nineteenth-century utopian community and fine silverware. She had never considered that the origins of that utopia had more in common with a cult than Christianity.
It’s a muted form of pink—more sophisticated than bubblegum, more luxurious than eraser pink—and it can be found on book covers, runways, Pinterest boards, cosmetics labels, and almost any Instagram feed. It’s been around almost as long as millennial-hating has been around, and it also shows no signs of letting up.
Aperture’s spring issue, “American Destiny,” is an epic vision of our current economic and political landscape—“from agricultural workers to those toiling on the factory floor,” write the editors in their introduction. But Jörg Colberg argues that the issue doesn’t provide a complete vision because it fails to photograph those would ultimately shape this destiny: the wealthy.
Barbara Zitwer, Colm Tóibín, Elham Manea, Linda Coverdale, Kyung-sook Shin, and Anne Landsman share their stories of immigration to protest Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban as an abomination in a country built and fuelled by people from away.