By Noon They'd Both Be in Heaven

Kelli Stapleton, whose teenage daughter was autistic and prone to violent rages, had come to fear for her life. So she made a decision that perhaps only she could justify.


Fiction Pick of the Week: "Emergency"

The misadventures of two hospital workers.


A Place to Root

Walking the East Tennessee woods with a Carol, aka “The Forest Granny,” a woman who lives off the land.

Friday, October 24


Monaco Murders Reveal Six Hidden Real Estate Billionaires

Monaco’s richest woman was shot in ambush outside a hospital. Her heirs stand to inherit over a billion dollars each.


There Is No Shame Worse Than Poor Teeth in a Rich World

Life in America without dental care.


Thursday, October 23

John Jeremiah Sullivan on Longform

Life after The Real World, weed at Disney, the comeback of Axl Rose and more — browse our complete archive of articles by John Jeremiah Sullivan.


The Ill-Defined Plot

On the origin of the essay.

Excerpted from Best American Essays 2014.


The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed

The grim world of outsourced content moderation.


What Kind of Creep Sells a Celebrity's Naked Photos on the Internet?

The on and offline search for the prime suspect in last month’s celebrity nude photo hacking scandal.

Wednesday, October 22


Buying High: How to Get Rich on Pot Stocks

Adventures with the Wolf of Weed Street.