The story of Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez’s flight from Cuba.
Monday, December 9
There are more than 22,000 homeless children in New York, the highest number since the Great Depression. This is one of their stories.
Sunday, December 8
Did the Obama Administration ignore evidence that someone other than Assad could be behind the sarin attacks?
“The ‘hard’–science fiction writers dismiss everything except, well, physics, astronomy, and maybe chemistry. Biology, sociology, anthropology—that’s not science to them, that’s soft stuff. They’re not that interested in what human beings do, really. But I am. I draw on the social sciences a great deal. ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼I get a lot of ideas from them, particularly from anthropology. When I create another planet, another world, with a society on it, I try to hint at the complexity of the society I’m creating, instead of just referring to an empire or something like that.”
Saturday, December 7
“When I was fourteen, I had a relationship with my eighth grade history teacher. People called me a victim. They called him a villain. But it’s more complicated than that.”
The twisting paths that brought together Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald.
Friday, December 6
Why one man made it his mission to kill 60 known sex offenders.
The incentives for and ethics of writing other people’s books.
Thursday, December 5
Twenty years after the world first heard about Christopher McCandless, fans of Into the Wild continue to risk their lives to reach the bus where he died.