“Forensics pioneer and miniaturist Frances Glessner Lee crafted tiny dioramas in the 1940s to teach investigators to search for clues and assess a scene.”
UN Peacekeepers Fathered Dozens Of Children In Haiti. The Women They Exploited Are Trying To Get Child Support.
“The newborns became toddlers, and the toddlers school children. Soon, they began asking questions. Where is my father? Why don’t I look like the other kids?”
The World Has Changed, But The Hospitality Industry Hasn’t. That’s Bad For Workers.
“After 15 months of tumult, not everyone is ready or willing to return to a job that underpays, offers no paid sick leave, and treats them as expendable.”
Why Am I Sp Bad At Typign?
“To solve my typos, I had to become a typo.”
The Top 5 Longreads of the Week
This week, we’re sharing stories from Max Blau, Venessa Wong, Hope Wabuke, David Dayen, and Mark Sundeen.
This Is Where 150 Years Of Ignoring Anti-Asian Racism Got Us
“For so long, we’ve thought keeping our heads down and being invisible in America might help us gain acceptance — but the recent wave of racist violence has shattered that myth.”
“I Was at a Loss for Any Facts that Would Actually Stick”: An Investigative Reporter on Losing His Mom to QAnon
At BuzzFeed News, Albert Samaha describes his effort to save his mom from QAnon.
My Mom Believes In QAnon. I’ve Been Trying To Get Her Out.
“The irony gnawed at me: My entire vocation as an investigative reporter was predicated on being able to reveal truths, and yet I could not even rustle up the evidence to convince my own mother that our 45th president was not, in fact, the hero she believed him to be.”
The Factories in the Camps
Forced labor on a vast scale is taking place inside Xinjiang’s detention centers.
“I Have Blood on My Hands”: A Whistleblower Says Facebook Ignored Global Political Manipulation
An internal memo from fired data scientist Sophie Zhang explains how Facebook knew that politicians around the world were engaged in “inauthentic activity” on the social network in order to manipulate voters.