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“These People Need to Know What We Have Gone Through”

To reduce recidivism, a program brings criminals face to face with their victims. The results aren’t always what you’d expect.

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Wow. ClickHole.

A trip to the writers’ room of The Onion spinoff, which started as a BuzzFeed parody but has morphed into something else: “the institutional voice of the Internet.”

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The Mysteries of the Masons

The 1826 kidnapping – and murder – that begat America’s obsession with Masons.

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What Was Gay?

An essay on its history and future during a time when “gayness, we are told, is over.”

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Close Your Heart

Two brothers divided by Central African Republic’s civil war.

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A Body for the Body Politic

President Lincoln worked very hard all his life. After he died, his corpse kept a gruelling travel schedule, too.

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The Definition of a Dictionary

Merriam-Webster is revising its most authoritative tome for the digital age. But in an era of twerking and trolling, what should a dictionary look like?

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Can Whole Foods Change the Way Poor People Eat?

How the new store is—and isn’t—changing Detroit.

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The Self-Made Man

The story of an American myth.

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“Your Future Is Very Dark”

On former CIA agent John T. Downey, who spent more than 20 years in China as the longest held American captive of war.

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I Was the Worst High School Quarterback Ever

The author examines his terrible football career.

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The Bro Whisperer of Bustle

Bryan Goldberg’s site for women was widely mocked when it launched a year ago. Today it has 15 million readers per month and some of its harshest early critics are on the payroll.