The New Republic

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Dispossessed in the Land of Dreams

Suzan Russaw is 70 years old. She lived in affordable Palo Alto housing for decades. Then, in 2013, she was forced to move into her car. On the new homeless of Silicon Valley.

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Rebel Without a Pause

A profile of Killer Mike, the self-described “gangsta rap suburban father” whose speech about Ferguson went viral last fall.

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First, Let's Get Rid of All the Bosses

Inside Zappos as it transitions to something called a “Teal organization” that involves no managers and what amounts scouting merit badges and something called “People Points.”

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Notes Toward a Theory of Hair

The meanings of coiffure, from follicle to shaft.

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Corn Wars

The Chinese want to steal our genetically-engineered grain secrets. Why?

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At War in the Garden of Eden

Visiting with the Christian fighters defending Iraq’s Nineveh Plains.

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Who Owns the Dead?

Inside the home funeral movement.

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A Liberator, But Never Free

Dave Wilsey was among the American soldiers who liberated Dachau. The letters he left behind complicate the story.

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“Do You Understand That Your Baby Goes Away and Never Comes Back?”

In Arkansas, a small cottage industry of lawyers arranges adoptions of the babies of Marshall Islands immigrants. But are parents only giving up their children based on a cultural misunderstanding?

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The Ghost of Cornel West

The rise and fall of “America’s most exciting black scholar.”

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The Exhibitionist

The controversial owner of the Dallas World Aquarium once nearly caused a riot over pygmy sloths.

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The 'Deaf' Composer Who Fooled a Nation

Mamoru Samuragochi’s story turned out to be too good to be true.