Meet Alan Chambers, former leader of Exodus International–a “pray the gay away” ministry.
Thursday, August 29
From the proto-bleep to meta-bleep: how the US government protects us from the profane.
Wednesday, August 28
Eli Saslow is a staff writer at the Washington Post and a contributor at ESPN the Magazine.
"It's not really my place to complain about it being hard for me to write. I wrote the story ("After Newtown Shooting, Mourning Parents Enter Into the Lonely Quiet") and I got to leave it. And even when I was writing the story, I was only experiencing what they were experiencing in a super fractional way. The hard part is that it was a story where there are no breaks, there's no—it is this relentless, sort of bottomless pain and I struggled with that. … A story can only have so many crushing moments, otherwise they just all wash out. But the other truth is: it is what it is. It's an impossibly heartbreaking situation. And making the story anything other than relentlessly heartbreaking would've been doing an injustice to what they're dealing with."
The story of mediatakeout.com, a gossip site with a monthly audience of 16 million and a loose relationship with the truth.
A 27-year old reporter is kidnapped in Somalia and held hostage for over a year.
Tuesday, August 27
On the dysfunctional community colleges of San Francisco.
A profile of long-time White House butler Eugene Allen. This article served as inspiration for the recent movie “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.”
In The Internet Police: How Crime Went Online, and the Cops Followed, Ars Technica editor Nate Anderson takes readers on a behind-the-screens tour of landmark cybercrime cases, revealing how criminals continue to find digital and legal loopholes even as police hurry to cinch them closed.
Questions of online crime are as complex and interconnected as the internet itself. With each episode in The Internet Police, Anderson shows the dark side of online spaces—but also how dystopian a fully “ordered” alternative would be.
Fast cars and bad decisions in a race through Southern Europe known as the “Gumball 3000.”