For years, Joshua Milton Blahyi, better known as General Butt Naked, was one of Liberia’s most feared warlords. Then he became a pastor. Today he visits the families of his victims to seek forgiveness for his sins.
Thursday, October 31
Ending a pregnancy in the most “pro-life” state in America.
Frederick Douglass and the specter of slavery in Talbot County, Maryland.
An examination of the Minutemen movement and death on the border.
Wednesday, October 30
A profile of cognitive scientist Douglas Hofstadter, who has spent the last 30 years trying to replicate the human mind.
Andy Ward, a former editor at Esquire and GQ, is the editorial director of nonfiction at Random House.
"How you gain that trust is a hard thing to quantify. The way I try do it is by caring. If you don't care about every word and every sentence in the piece, writers pick up on that. ... Ultimately, it's their book or their magazine article. Their name is on it, not mine. I always try to keep that in mind."
Each soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan generated around 10 pounds of garbage per day. Most of that trash—along with used equipment and medical supplies and other wastes of war—was burned in open-air pits, emitting a toxic smoke that many soliders blame for their poor health today.
Tuesday, October 29
Lauren spent six years of her childhood locked in a closet, starved and tortured by her birth mother and stepfather. Miraculously, she survived; that’s when her long road to recovery began.
What the popular game says about our subconscious.