Books

crime

The Strange, Brutal Connection Between Russian Prison Tats and Playing Cards

"Tea or cigarettes might be wagered, but also fingers, ears, eyes, or even the lives of other inmates—or the life of the player himself."
Alex Norcia
10.10.18
true crime

What Happens When Your Dad Raises Your Whole Family to Be Criminals

"Rooster Bogle would take his sons out once a week or so to visit a prison near Salem, Oregon where they lived and say, 'Look carefully, boys, because when you grow up, this is where you're going to live.'"
Seth Ferranti
10.9.18
politics

Female Rage Has Fueled Our Country's Greatest Political Movements

Rebecca Traister, author of 'Good and Mad' discusses the power of women's rage.
Nicole Clark
10.3.18
Books

What It's Like to Be an Asian Adoptee in a White Family and Town

In her new memoir, Nicole Chung discusses representation and her search for her birth family.
Nicole Clark
10.2.18
Culture

A Former Famous Person Explains How Being Famous Is Awful

In her new book, former sitcom star Justine Bateman explains how being famous completely altered her reality.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
9.28.18
Culture

This Instagram Shames Men for Being Absolute Monsters on Dating Apps

'Bye Felipe' empowers women to hold men accountable for online harassment—and trolls them right back.
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
9.27.18
Books

This Artist Turns Book Collections Into Quietly Powerful Paintings

In her new book 'Bibliophile,' Jane Mount paints the most iconic indie bookstores and makes hand-painted book recommendations by genre.
Nicole Clark
9.26.18
money

This Pretend Billionaire Threw Insane Parties for Celebs and then Vanished

From hosting champagne-drenched ragers on the French Riviera to helping arrange funding for the 'The Wolf of Wall Street,' Jho Low seemed to have it all—until his world started falling apart.
Seth Ferranti
9.19.18
extremism

The White Nationalist Heir Who Rejected His Dad's Vile Bigotry

Practically anyone can be convinced their hateful ideology is wrong—even if they were born and bred to evangelize it.
Allie Conti
9.18.18
comedy

The Year's Best Memoir Is About a Man Who Shot a Porno in a Baskin-Robbins

And was found at a garage sale. And was printed as is. Or so the author and comedian Mike Sacks would like you to believe.
Alex Norcia
9.13.18
Film

'Colette' Shows How Men Have Been Taking Credit for Women's Work for Centuries

France's most prolific queer, feminist author had her byline stolen from her for years. 'Colette' tells the story of her fight to get it back.
Nicole Clark
9.12.18
Books

The Bizarre Untold Origin Story of the Myers-Briggs Personality Indicator

How a mother-daughter team created the pseudoscientific quiz that conquered the world.
Nicole Clark
9.5.18