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Sunday, September 14


The Afghan Girls Who Live as Boys

Posing for family survival in a society that values boys over girls.


Will Misogyny Bring Down The Atheist Movement?

Sexism and harassment in the freethought community and its implications for atheism’s future.

Saturday, September 13


How to Succeed in Silicon Valley Without Really Trying

Tech investors gave Seth Bannon, co-founder of the seemingly surging startup Amicus, over four million dollars, despite knowing almost nothing about him.


Fiction Pick of the Week: "A Planet for Rent"

Trials and dangers abound for an interplanetary social worker.

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Deadly Contact

When animals infect us.


A Voice Heard

A survivor of child abuse refuses to be silenced.

Friday, September 12


Is It a Crime to Raise a Killer?

The debate over who’s responsible when a child kills.


Ryan Adams Finally Finds His Way Home

The alt-country wunderkind turned walking disaster finds peace at 39.


Hell in the Hot Zone

How the Ebola outbreak spread.


"Son, Men Don't Get Raped"

In the U.S. military, more than half of rape victims are men.

Thursday, September 11


Life Atop Ground Zero

The rebirth of the World Trade Center.


The Dating Game

An oral history of the Tinderverse.