Two bodies wash up in Northern Europe, wearing identical wetsuits. The search for their identities leads authorities to a camp in Calais.
Wednesday, June 17
Rembert Browne is a staff writer at Grantland.
“I'm ok with not being at my most refined online at all times. It's happening in real time and some of that is therapeutic. I could write a lot this stuff privately, but I'd rather just hit publish and see what happens. It's a weird world. But I'm super deep in.”
On the penalties imposed – or not – on prison guards who have sex with inmates.
A nation strips 210,000 of citizenship and sets the stage for mass deportations.
Tuesday, June 16
How a bid to unseat Senator Thad Cochran led to an illegal photo in a nursing home, a flurry of arrests, and the death of the man who brought the Tea Party to Mississippi.
On being South Africa’s “public protector,” charged with watching over the people who once liberated it.Alexis Okewo on the Longform Podcast.
The “insane playfulness, deliberate infantilism, nutty haikus, naked stripteases, free-form chants and literary war dances of the beats” and their leader.
Monday, June 15
A profile of Moktar Belmoktar, Al-Qaida’s “most difficult employee,” who was responsible for a major attack on an Algerian BP plant and, according to U.S. and Libyan forces, was killed in an air strike on Sunday.Rukmini Callimachi on the Longform Podcast.
A dispatch from Eloise Woods, a natural burial ground where bodies are consigned directly to the earth.
In 1960, the average major corporation lasted for 60 years. Today, it’s done after 15.
The legalizing of euthanasia is usually seen as a advancement in human rights. But is it appropriate for cases of non-terminal illness?