A Major League umpire learns that his children share the same deadly genetic disease.
Thursday, December 13
On the reality TV empire of Thom Beers, creator of Deadliest Catch.
“Oh God, everybody hates Jane Austen. They don’t have the balls to say it.”
Elegy for Aleppo.
Wednesday, December 12
Revisiting a 30-year-old beating death in St. Louis.
Patrick Radden Keefe is a staff writer at The New Yorker.
"I tend not to like really prescriptive writing, and as often as not what I want to do is kind of get in and find the stories and the narratives almost as a delivery mechanism to just get people to sit up and think about it. Honestly, the areas that I'm interested in are so obscure, often, that the thing that I want is for people just to understand and care a little bit more than they did before."
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Inside one of the biggest antiquities-smuggling rings in history.
Tuesday, December 11
A visit to the hotel North Korea starved to build, still unfinished after breaking ground in 1987.
The activists, politicians, and social trends that led to 2012’s gay marriage victories.