Thursday, July 8
Race relations at the gigantic and soul-crushing Smithfield slaughterhouse, where annual turnover is 100 percent: 5,000 people are hired, 5,000 quit.
Wednesday, July 7
A first-person account. “If you’re the sort of person who has only ever had to deal with colds and cuts, food poisoning and the odd virus…what strikes you most is the glacial pace of recuperation.”
Through a series of interviews and historical inquiries, Errol Morris dissects Anosognosia, ”a condition in which a person who suffers from a disability seems unaware of or denies the existence of his or her disability.”
Tuesday, July 6
Detroit is dying. But it’s not dead yet. Just ask Charlie LeDuff.
The man who keeps finding famous fingerprints on uncelebrated works of art.
An early 1995 peek at what happens when secretive groups meet the Internet: a Scientology Usenet group, populated by believers and critics, stirs conflict that results in raids.
How USAID workers are trained for work and danger in Afghanistan.
Friday, July 2
Anesthesiologists, in hugely disproportionate numbers compared to other doctors, are getting high.