Saturday, January 17


Hotter Than Lava

The barely monitored use by cops of flashbangs, or military-style grenades.

Friday, January 16


California Goes Nuts

It takes a gallon of water to grow a single almond. Yet in drought-ravaged California, hedge funds are racing to plant as many new trees as they can.



"When I was younger, someone took a knife to my clitoris and cut out a small but significant part of me. I blamed my mother. I despised her. I loved her."

They Have Miao

How a reporter’s assistant got into trouble with Beijing security.

Thursday, January 15


Why a Generation of Adoptees Is Returning to South Korea

Thousands of Korean children were sent abroad beginning in the 1950s. Now, many of them are returning to their country of origin.


Fiction Pick of the Week: "Myrna's Dad"

The truth about a girl's father, shrouded in mystery.

The National Magazine Awards Finalists

Feature Writing, Reporting, Essays and Criticism, Public Interest — a full list of the articles nominated today, including work by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Pamela Colloff, John Jeremiah Sullivan and more.


America's Dirtiest Cops

How an elite anti-narcotics task force became the most brazen drug thieves on the Texas border.


How to Succeed in Television

Meet Ben Sherwood, the new head of the Disney/ABC Television Group.

Wednesday, January 14


My Life Under Armed Guard

Since exposing the Neapolitan mafia by publishing Gomorrah at age 27, Roberto Saviano has lived for nearly a decade under armed guard, shuttling between anonymous hotels and army barracks.


A Wild Goose Chase

A Georgia chicken farmer hoped to find financial independence in ethical foie gras. Things got weird.