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The Star on the Sidewalk

On Arielle Holmes, a burgeoning actress who was, literally, plucked from the streets.

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Can Racism Be Stopped in the Third Grade?

A controversial effort divides students by race in order to combat racism.

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‘I Put in White Tenants’

The grim, racist methods of a New York City landlord.

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Bullsh*t.

An inside look at how an ad agency sells a car in 2015.

Jessica Pressler on the Longform Podcast
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Hot Shmurda

He went from a viral pop hit to an arrest for conspiracy to murder charges in just under six months. Was Bobby Shmurda “too real” for his label?

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The New New Museum

On the evolution of the Whitney Museum.

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How Exactly Do You Teach Femininity?

As a teenage sales clerk, Monica Prata noticed that men were coming into stores with an interest in women’s clothing and makeup. So she decided to become a “feminine image consultant.”

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Is Hillary Clinton Any Good at Running for President?

Maybe Clinton isn’t a “good candidate,” as political junkies like to say. But that might not matter in 2016.

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Why Do Severed Goat Heads Keep Turning Up in Brooklyn?

Santería or Vodou are explored as possibilities.

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(Actually) True War Stories at NBC News

It’s a mess inside the network – and Brian Williams may still come out on top.

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The Lost Battalion

Searching for sanctuary with American war deserters.