“If I had been a straight-A student my whole life and had rapped about Jesus coming back to save us all, I wouldn’t get no media. The motherfuckers wouldn’t give a fuck about me. But since I’m telling the truth, and been through what I’m stressing and know what I’m talking about, I’m a threat.”
Friday, November 30
How Human Potential Movement workshops permeated our lives and our businesses.
n+1's winter issue, "Amnesty," is out now.
The editors take on The Atlantic, Harper's, and The Paris Review. Lawrence Jackson goes up against the Slickheads. Julia Grønnevet reports from the Anders Behring Breivik trial in Oslo. Nikil Saval surveys China's long Eighties.
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A community says its children are being targeted by a group of pedophiles. But did widespread sexual abuse actually take place?
Thursday, November 29
Jack Whittaker won a $314 million Powerball jackpot. This bit of luck would destroy him.
An inquiry into the assassination of Pakistan’s former Prime Minister.
Richard Simmons at 64, sweatin’ to the oldies (and country and disco) thrice weekly.
Wednesday, November 28
Mike Sager, writer-at-large for Esquire and founder of The Sager Group.
"I was instilled with this thing by my parents who loved me — they fucked me up plenty but they loved the shit out of me — where I can go with people who are different and I don't feel bad about myself. I've had 13-year-old pit-bull fighting kids shame me horribly...throw pebbles at my head, and it doesn't bother me. Because when I'm a reporter, I'm not me. I'm just there to get the job done and learn stuff. I don't take it personally. Plus, I know I'm going to get the last word."
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He was a nobody who became a porn star, a porn star who became a destitute freebaser, an addict who set up his dealer to be robbed, and finally witness to a retaliatory massacre at the house they called Wonderland.
A species of jellyfish that can transform itself back to a polyp at any time appears to debunk the most fundamental law of the natural world — you are born, and then you die.