The writer is reluctantly whisked away to to a small house in upstate New York to attend an ayhuasca ceremony with six strangers.
Friday, October 17
On what you do and don’t learn in medical school.
Excerpted from Being Mortal.
The aftermath of a sudden death.
“I want to tell a different story, the more common yet strangely hidden one, which is that I don’t feel guilty and tortured about my abortion. Or rather, my abortions. There, I said it.”
Thursday, October 16
How a small group of gamers has been able to “set the terms of debate in a $100 billion industry, even as they send women like Brianna Wu into hiding and show every sign that they intend to keep doing so until all their demands are met.”
Wednesday, October 15
How a surfing writer kidnapped by Somali pirates was freed.
Wendy MacNaughton is a graphic journalist and the co-author of Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them.
"We mostly hear stories from big personalities who already have a spotlight on them. I think that everybody carries stories that are just as profound as the ones we hear from celebrities or whoever. I’m interested in the stories of people who don’t usually get to tell them. I think those are sometimes the most interesting."
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