The Tiwonge Chimbalanga, a transgender woman who was imprisoned four years ago in Malawi for getting engaged to a man. Pardoned and freed, she now scrapes by living in exile in South Africa.
A former employee’s horror stories.
Wednesday, November 26
Surviving a trip back for Thanksgiving.
“How I envy people who enjoy the company of their parents without the aid of pharmaceuticals.”
Reprinted from for the Holidays and Other Calamities.
Alec Wilkinson is a staff writer for The New Yorker.
“My hero was Joseph Mitchell, that was how you did reporting. There was nothing conniving about it or cunning — you just simply kept returning and kept returning.”
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A profile of Anita Sarkeesian, who has recieved death threats as she exposes misogyny in the $25 billion video game industry.
On Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik and the rise of Islamophobia in Norway.
Tuesday, November 25
The rapper who never grew up.
Previously: "The Zen of Eminem," Zadie Smith's 2005 profile for Vibe.
When he disappeared four years ago on Turkey’s tallest mountain, Donald Mackenzie wasn’t trying to reach the summit. A true believer, Mackenzie was looking for Noah’s Ark.
The life of Reverend Charles Moore, who died by self-immolation in the parking lot of a Texas strip mall.
An argument for how the system protects police.