A utopian German settlement in Chile had already turned darkly cultish by the time it became a secret torture site for enemies of the Pinochet regime.
Thursday, June 26
In July 2008, the director of a Denver non-profit received a package containing house keys, a will, a $100,000 check and what appeared to be a suicide note. She didn’t go to the bank–or to the cops.
A profile of Jesselyn Radack, who represents whistleblowers.
Wednesday, June 25
Sarah Nicole Prickett is the founding editor of Adult.
"I'll admit to being resistant to the 'by women for women' label that Adult had before because I saw it as being just 'by women,' period. That’s way more feminist than making something for women, which is very prescriptive and often comes in various shades of pink."
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A sociologist learns techniques for evading the authorities.
Excerpted from On the Run.
Tuesday, June 24
Reaching a certain age and an uncertain decision.
“We are invited to listen, but never to truly join the narrative, for to speak as the slave would, to say that we are as happy for the Civil War as most Americans are for the Revolutionary War, is to rupture the narrative.”
From last week: Ta-Nehisi Coates on the Longform Podcast.