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The Unauthorized Biography of a Black Cop

“When I was a child, Dad told me that he chose to become a cop because a cop was the most respected man on the block. When I took a seat at the grown folks table, he told me that he wanted control.”

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Magical Thinking: Bitcoin Gathers at Disney

Bitcoin partying at an Orlando hotel with worshippers of the blockchain.

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My Vassar College Faculty ID Makes Everything OK

“My Vassar College Faculty ID affords me free smoothies, free printing paper, paid leave, and access to one of the most beautiful libraries on Earth. It guarantees that I have really good health care and more disposable income than anyone in my Mississippi family. But way more than I want to admit, I’m wondering what price we pay for these kinds of ID’s, and what that price has to do with the extrajudicial disciplining and killing of young black human beings.”

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The Original Gone Girl

On Daphne du Maurier and her novel, Rebecca.

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Gravy Boat: My Week on the High Seas With Paula Deen and Friends

“Everyone on the boat is racist and nice. Including me.”

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What Kind of Monster Wants to Shoot Up His School?

The case of a teenager who didn’t kill his classmates—but talked about it.

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On Smarm

In defense of snark.

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After 30 Years of Silence, the Original NSA Whistleblower Looks Back

A profile of Perry Fellwock, a.k.a. Winslow Peck, who exposed the NSA in an 1972 article for Ramparts magazine.

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My Life With the Thrill-Clit Cult

Investigating San Francisco’s OneTaste, which promises personal and professional success through the practice of orgasmic meditation.

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A Hollywood Ending

An older brother’s murder and its aftermath.

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The Worst of White Folks

On personal responsibility and privilege.

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"Weaponize the Media": An Anonymous Rapper's War on Steubenville

What happens when a 26-year-old Kentucky resident decides to investigate a rape case from his computer.