The Verge

21 articles
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Connor Goes to Hollywood

Chasing stardom in YouTube’s crowded universe.

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Comic Conman

The story of a lawyer-turned-money launderer, stolen evidence, and a bunch of comics selling at outrageously high prices at auction. And Mussolini.

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Monkey Day Care

The subject of a child research experiment tries to get to the bottom of what happened to her.

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Spy in the Machine

NSA-grade spyware is up for sale, and the world’s worst dictatorships are buying.

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How The NYPD Is Using Social Media To Put Harlem Teens Behind Bars

How Facebook ‘likes’ landed Jelani Henry in Rikers.

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The Unbelievable Life and Death of Michael C. Ruppert

The lonely death of a godfather of the conspiracy theory movement.

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Edward Snowden's Lawyer Will Keep Your Secrets

A profile of Jesselyn Radack, who represents whistleblowers.

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Ecstatic States

Can an illegal drug heal PTSD?

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The Death Dealer

In 2009, three followers of an Oprah-endorsed motivational speaker named James Arthur Ray died in an Arizona sweat lodge. Now, after serving two years in prison for negligent homicide, Ray is trying to get back on the self-help circuit.

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Ring of Fire

Each soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan generated around 10 pounds of garbage per day. Most of that trash—along with used equipment and medical supplies and other wastes of war—was burned in open-air pits, emitting a toxic smoke that many soliders blame for their poor health today.

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The End of Kindness: Weev and the Cult of the Angry Young Man

The prevalence of online threats against women and why the people who make them go unpunished.

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Curses! The Birth of the Bleep and Modern American Censorship

From the proto-bleep to meta-bleep: how the US government protects us from the profane.