The Most Popular Articles of the Week
Why we forget our childhoods, a rabbi with a hit squad and a tutor who guarantees an Ivy League acceptance letter — the week's top stories on Longform.
1) The Dying Russians
A 15-year-old Russian has a shorter life expectancy than a peer in Bangladesh, Cambodia, or Yemen.
2) The Weirdest Story About a Conservative Obsession, a Convicted Bomber, and Taylor Swift You Have Ever Read
The case of Brett Kimberlin.
3) The Great Forgetting
On childhood amnesia, or why we don’t remember much before age seven.
4) The Orthodox Hit Squad
One rabbi’s tactics against husbands who refuse to divorce their wives.
5) How to Get Into an Ivy League College—Guaranteed
Tony Ma will bet you as much as $600,000 to train your student for college acceptance. If the student gets into their top choice school, Ma takes the cash. Rejected? He gets nothing.