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20 articles
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The Original Gone Girl

On Daphne du Maurier and her novel, Rebecca.

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Gravy Boat: My Week on the High Seas With Paula Deen and Friends

“Everyone on the boat is racist and nice. Including me.”

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What Kind of Monster Wants to Shoot Up His School?

The case of a teenager who didn’t kill his classmates—but talked about it.

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On Smarm

In defense of snark.

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After 30 Years of Silence, the Original NSA Whistleblower Looks Back

A profile of Perry Fellwock, a.k.a. Winslow Peck, who exposed the NSA in an 1972 article for Ramparts magazine.

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My Life With the Thrill-Clit Cult

Investigating San Francisco’s OneTaste, which promises personal and professional success through the practice of orgasmic meditation.

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A Hollywood Ending

An older brother’s murder and its aftermath.

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The Worst of White Folks

On personal responsibility and privilege.

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"Weaponize the Media": An Anonymous Rapper's War on Steubenville

What happens when a 26-year-old Kentucky resident decides to investigate a rape case from his computer.

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The Princess and the Trolls

How Adalia Rose, a six-year-old with an early-aging disorder called progeria, became both an Internet celebrity and the target of online vitriol.

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The Internet's Best Terrible Person Goes to Jail

A master troll on trial in New Jersey.

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Unmasking Reddit’s Violentacrez, the Biggest Troll on the Web

An argument for outing a notorious message board member: “Under Reddit logic, outing Violentacrez is worse than anonymously posting creepshots of innocent women, because doing so would undermine Reddit’s role as a safe place for people to anonymously post creepshots of innocent women. I am OK with that.”

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The Perfect Level of Fame

A day at the mall with the cast of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.

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Please Don't Infect Me, I'm Sorry

Sex and status disclosure in the age of Grindr and undetectable HIV-levels.

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I Used to Love Her, But I Had to Flee Her

The psychic benefits of leaving New York.

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The Long, Fake Life of J.S. Dirr

John Dirr’s son Eli didn’t really have cancer. In fact, neither Eli nor John Dirr ever existed.

A decade-long Internet hoax unravels.

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My Kasual Kountry Weekend With the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan

A report from the KKK’s 2012 Faith and Freedom conference in Arkansas:

It's quite disconcerting in this modern age to be in a room full of white people who are all spouting the most vile racist slurs that one can imagine, openly, while everyone else laughs and applauds it. There is a Twilight Zone feeling to it, as if you'd stumbled into a secret clubhouse where white people can say those forbidden things—the Valhalla of dumb racist jokes.

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The Montauk Grifter: How One Con Man Used OkCupid for Fun, Fraud, and Profit

He has worked for Apple, Google, AOL, the Rainbow Room. He hangs out with Steve Case, Gordon Ramsey, Tim Armstrong. He's a world-class surfer, a AAA baseball legend, the founder of a seminal punk band. He's one of the more persistent and obsessive grifters to ply the streets of New York City—not to mention online dating sites—in recent decades.
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The Catholic Church's Secret Gay Cabal

John C. Favalora is a sallow old man who looks like the corpse of Dom Deluise. He likes attractive young men to sit on his lap and allegedly treats them to trips in the Florida Keys. He was, until recently, part owner of a company that makes "all natural" boner-inducing beverages. He's also the Archbishop Emeritus of Miami.
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The Perfect Dealer

Customer feedback on the New York City coke dealing industry.