New York Times

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Once a Pariah, Now a Judge

The life of Phyllis Frye, a pioneer in the fight for transgender rights.

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Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace

Amazon, America’s most valuable retailer, is “conducting a little-known experiment in how far it can push white-collar workers, redrawing the boundaries of what is acceptable.”

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ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape

The system of organized sexual slavery at the heart of ISIS.

Rukmini Callimachi on the Longform Podcast
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Stowaways and Crimes Aboard a Scofflaw Ship

Working on the high seas is always dangerous, but the Dona Liberta has a particularly bad reputation.

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ISIS and the Lonely Young American

An isolated 23-year-old Sunday school teacher living with her grandparents makes a new group of friends online who mail her chocolates and cash.

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Broken Boys, Thieves, Killers, and Now Escapees

The truncated, violent lives of Richard Matt and David Sweat before their prison escape.

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Black Hole Hunters

On the Event Horizon telescope, the largest ever built.

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Relapse or Homelessness

Inside the abusive “three-quarter house” industry that serves addicts.

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They Built It. No One Came.

On two gay men in Pennsylvania who tried, and failed, to build a commune of their own.

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The Fall of the Cherry King

Arthur Mondella took over his family’s maraschino cherry business reluctantly. But once he had it, he started a second enterprise. Behind an unmarked roll-down gate, behind some of his prized luxury cars, behind a pair of closet doors, behind a set of button-controlled shelves, behind a fake wall and down a ladder in a hole in the floor, Mondella built a 2,500-square-foot marijuana factory. When the police finally found it, he shot himself.