Best of 2012
Arts & Culture
2012 ASME Finalists
2012 National Magazine Awards Finalists: Reporting
Our Man in Kandahar
On a 33-year-old warlord’s past deeds.
What Happened To Mitrice Richardson?
Searching for answers after the mysterious death of a young woman.
(by Lawrence Wright, New Yorker)
A screenwriter flees Scientology.
Getting Bin Laden
The New Yorker
What happened that night in Abbottabad.
Echoes from a Distant Battlefield
The battle of Wanat, seen from three perspectives: a dead soldier, his father, and his commander.
2012 National Magazine Awards Finalists: Profile Writing
Game of Her Life
ESPN the Magazine
For 14-year-old chess progidy Phiona Mutesi, chess is a lifeline
The Blind Man Who Taught Himself How to See
Daniel Kish has been sightless since he was a year old. Yet he can mountain bike. How?
Dewayne Dedmon's Leap Of Faith
A young basketball player's choice between his mother’s faith and his own heart.
Barrett Brown is Anonymous
On the young man who helped overthrow the government of Tunisia from a Dallas apartment.
2012 National Magazine Awards Finalists: Public Interest
Colorado’s policy of sending kids to adult court.
Tiny Little Laws
A plague of sexual violence in Indian country.
The Big Business of Breast Cancer
Inside a $6 billion-a-year industry.
The Invisible Army
For foreign workers on U.S. bases in Iraq and Afghanistan, war can be hell.
2012 National Magazine Awards Finalists: Feature Writing
(by Luke Dittrich,
The stories of two dozen strangers who survived the Joplin, Mo., tornado by hiding in a walk-in beer cooler.
The Man Who Sailed His House
Two days after the Japanese tsunami, after the waves had left their destruction, as rescue workers searched the ruins, news came of an almost surreal survival: Miles out at sea, a
You Blow My Mind, Hey Mickey
(John Jeremiah Sullivan,
New York Times Magazine
A journey to Disney World with kids and weed.
A Murder Foretold
In Guatemala, unravelling the ultimate political conspiracy.
Arms and the Dudes
How two American kids became big time weapons dealers.
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