This week, we’re sharing stories from Kerry Howley, Suzanne Cope, Micheli Oliver, Jeff Mao, and Rob Brunner.
“Joey is going to be President someday. He was made to be in the White House. There is no one else who can lead the country. Just you wait and see.”
“She fabricated harrowing personal backstories, peddled gross caricatures, and spoke from perspectives she had no right to claim. And nobody stopped her.”
This week, we’re sharing stories from Nick Roberts and Rosa Amanda Tuirán, Carroll Bogert and Lynnell Hancock, Kiese Makeba Laymon, Alicia Kennedy, and Kitty Kelley.
Here’s a selection of profiles that resonated with us this year.
All the stories we’ve selected as number five in our weekly Top 5 newsletter.
When a famous critic enters a restaurant, they become the most scrutinized item on the menu.
When a glowing review can catapult a restaurant into stardom and a bad one can spell its doom, owners increasingly resort to a mainstay of political campaigns: opposition research.
The alcohol epidemic devastated Native American communities, leading to crippling poverty, astonishingly high mortality rates — and a successful sobriety movement.
A story about a blind, 88-year-old pharmacist in Memphis named Charles A. Champion, the end of All About Beer, and more in this alt weekly reading list.