On the unlikely survival (for the second time) of Kamaishi, Japan.
Friday, April 22
Thursday, April 21
The 20 soldiers in Second Platoon try in vain to hold down a strategic outpost in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley, “among the deadliest pieces of terrain in the world for U.S. forces.”
On Sebastian Junger’s War and the documentary Restrepo by Tim Hetherington, who was killed in Libya yesterday.
The rise, fall and stubborn survival of a teenage Internet celebrity who discovered that the real world can be a very scary place.
Time is speeding up. And to what end? Maybe we were told that two thousand years ago.
On the shortcomings of both reality and fiction.
“The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads.”
How two love-struck, type A high schoolers almost got away with murder.
Wednesday, April 20
An investigation into the sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests in Alaska Native villages.
How Craigslist dealers do business in New York City.
Nearly every American soldier injured in Iraq or Afghanistan is treated—for a few days at least—at a single hospital in Landstuhl, Germany.