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true crime

The Horrific Story of a Mob of White Cab Drivers Getting Away with Murder

The tragic 1947 event speaks to America's enduring history of racism and systemic corruption.
Seth Ferranti
3 days ago
Late Capitalism

Millennial Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg Has Actual Ideas for Solving the Student Loan Crisis

The mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is in his 30s (!) and personally familiar with the specter haunting young people.
Allie Conti
4 days ago
true crime

The Affluenza Murder Case That Shocked America 100 Years Ago

The concept that helped Ethan Couch didn't exist yet, but the fact of two justice systems—and some Puritan morality—made for a wild end to a brutal murder case.
Seth Ferranti
3.15.19
politics

How to Get Rid of the 'High-Conflict Personalities' That Ruin Politics

According to a new book, the people who love power are the exact people who absolutely should not have any power.
Justin Caffier
3.13.19
climate change

Climate Change Is Such a Huge Threat We Don't Even Know How to Think About It

The good news, says author David Wallace-Wells, is that "civilization will endure." The bad news? Pretty much everything else.
Geoff Dembicki
3.13.19
guns

Inside the Uniquely American Horror Story of Summer Gun Violence in Chicago

"The one thing that I get really agitated about is how little things have changed in many of these neighborhoods."
Ann Givens
3.5.19
true crime

This California Airport Bomber Was a Godfather of 'Lone Wolf' Terrorism

The "Alphabet Bomber" attacked LAX, manipulated the media, and set the stage for decades of fear and far-right attacks.
Seth Ferranti
3.4.19
black love

Photographer Akintola Hanif's Remarkable Images Celebrate Black Love and Community

"I appointed myself to represent my people correctly and counter negative stereotypes often seen in mainstream media."
Fayemi Shakur
2.28.19
politics

Trump's Wall Symbolizes the End of American Optimism

A historian argues that the politics of the frontier and expansion have been replaced by a sense that there isn't enough to go around.
Seth Ferranti
2.11.19
politics

Here's Why Some People Are Now Paying More Under Trump's Tax 'Cut'

A tax policy expert explains why some voters may be outraged at what they owe under the new system.
Justin Caffier
2.6.19
COLLEGE

How the American Fraternity Became a Hotbed of Hypermasculinity

Despite scandal after scandal, male Greek Life isn't going anywhere.
Alex Norcia
2.5.19
caves

The Secret Lives of People Obsessed with Going Deep Underground

There's urban exploring, and then there's the primordial obsession with going way below the Earth's surface.
Philip Eil
1.29.19
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