New Yorker

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Madness

The horror of being mentally ill in Florida’s prisons.

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The Godmother of Soul

A profile of Erykah Badu.

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Immediate Family

A profile of author Maggie Nelson.

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The Assad Files

How war-crimes investigators captured top-secret documents tying the Syrian regime to mass murder.

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Mother for Hire

Immigrant nannies leave their own children behind to care for others’.

Rachel Aviv on the Longform Podcast
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Fiction Pick of the Week: "The Burglar"

The real-time intersection of race, crime, reality, and entertainment.

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Ornery

A profile of Merle Haggard.

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The Voyeur's Motel

Fifty years ago, Geraldo Foos bought the Manor House Motel. While his customers had sex, he watched from above and took scrupulous notes. Only three people in the world knew what he was doing: Foos, his wife, and the author.

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Soul Survivor

A profile of Aretha Franklin.

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Journey to Jihad

The story of Jejoen Bontinck, a Belgian teen-ager who travelled to Syria to fight with radical Islamists.

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The Trenchcoat Robbers

Ray Bowman and Billy Kirkpatrick, who began boosting together as teenagers, were arrested only twice during their prolific partnership. The first time was for stealing 38 records from a K-Mart in 1974. The second arrest came in 1997. In between, Bowman and Kirkpatrick robbed 27 banks, including the single biggest haul in United States history: $4,461,681 from the Seafirst Bank in suburban Tacoma.

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Madness Runs in the Family

The genetics of schizophrenia.