When a homeless man attacked a former city official, footage of the onslaught became a rallying cry. Then came another video, and another—and the story turned inside out.
“Our friendship survived bad dates, illness, marriage, fights. Why can’t it survive your baby?”
“The surge in homelessness on transit systems creates a conundrum for agencies used to the old way of doing things.”
“Meet the rednecks running a mutual aid auto repair shop in Alabama.”
“How the tragic death of one man during Buffalo’s historic snowstorm in December highlights both the city’s close-knit immigrant community and its systemic failures.”
“Kids and senior citizens alike rally to rescue beloved young seabirds that have lost their bearings.”
“As Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass declares a state of emergency on housing, residents like Sarah Fay live on the brink of being unhoused.”
“I was helpful, but unlike the giving tree, I was not entirely happy.”
Reading lists dive into a range of topics, allowing our contributors from around the world to explore their obsessions and fall into rabbit holes. This post compiles our 10 most-read lists of the year.
“Try as I might, there is no material stronger than kinship.”