Sunday, January 18


That Drifting Place

An ode to Roy Orbison.

Saturday, January 17


No Man’s Land

Fear, racism, and the historically troubling attitude of American pioneers.


To Live and Die in Gitmo

What one sergeant says he saw before the alleged suicides of three detainees.


Hotter Than Lava

The barely monitored use by cops of flashbangs, or military-style grenades.

Friday, January 16


California Goes Nuts

It takes a gallon of water to grow a single almond. Yet in drought-ravaged California, hedge funds are racing to plant as many new trees as they can.



"When I was younger, someone took a knife to my clitoris and cut out a small but significant part of me. I blamed my mother. I despised her. I loved her."

They Have Miao

How a reporter’s assistant got into trouble with Beijing security.

Thursday, January 15


Why a Generation of Adoptees Is Returning to South Korea

Thousands of Korean children were sent abroad beginning in the 1950s. Now, many of them are returning to their country of origin.


Fiction Pick of the Week: "Myrna's Dad"

The truth about a girl's father, shrouded in mystery.

The National Magazine Awards Finalists

Feature Writing, Reporting, Essays and Criticism, Public Interest — a full list of the articles nominated today, including work by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Pamela Colloff, John Jeremiah Sullivan and more.