An oral history of The Right Stuff.
Friday, November 21
Thursday, November 20
How the new store is—and isn’t—changing Detroit.
A brutal assault and the struggle for justice at the University of Virginia.
Wednesday, November 19
Spending time with the residents of K6G, the only gay wing in the entire American penal system.
A journalist on the lingering effects of escaping a kidnapping.
Emma Carmichael, a former editor at Deadspin and The Hairpin, is the editor in chief of Jezebel.
"Online feminism has more and more rules lately. There are only so many things you can say. And while our opinions are getting more constrained online, personal feminism and face-to-face conversations are looser and more complicated and don't go by any rules. ... The ideal with Jezebel is getting to a point where you can say, 'This is what I think, so who gives a fuck.'"
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“For much of my life, there was something about my mother I felt almost allergic to. As she approached death, for the first time I found I didn’t merely love her, I actually liked her.”
Excerpted from The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion.
“The Jihad route leads from Tunisia via Tripoli into Turkey and on to Syria. Thousands have followed the path into Syria, and only a few have returned.”
Tuesday, November 18
How a major American company helped bring Charles Taylor to power in Liberia.
The comedian on his show business bucket list, Donald Sterling, and whether he ever feels guilty for being funny.
"I just know that sometimes the things that scare you the most or make you want to cry the most or are the most tragic are the things you just gravitate to or address in a comedic context, partially because you shouldn't."
Previously: Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah's "If He Hollers Let Him Go," a Best of 2013 pick.