• How Madewell Bought And Sold My Family’s History

    In 1937, my great-grandfather started a workwear company in New England called Madewell. In 2006, 17 years after the last factory shut down, J.Crew relaunched a hugely successful women’s clothing line with the same name and logo, based on a 50-year history in which it had no part.

    Dan Nosowitz 3 days ago 56 responses

  • My Year In The NRA

    I grew up and raised my family in Newtown, Connecticut — and own guns. After 26 of my neighbors were massacred, I signed up to see how the organization that controls our gun debates works.

    Rob Cox 2 weeks ago 105 responses

  • Ryan Adams Finally Finds His Way Home

    An alt-country wunderkind who hates country music, a restlessly prolific songwriter stifled by his label, a reformed hell-raiser determined to maintain privacy in a celebrity marriage. For 20 tumultuous years, Ryan Adams has done things the hard way, but thanks to a thriving new studio-cum-clubhouse — and a surprising amount of pinball — he’s finally at ease.

    Bob Mehr 3 weeks ago 87 responses

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    How Police Caught The Cop Who Allegedly Sexually Abused 8 Black Women

    Prosecutors say Officer Daniel Holtzclaw made a mistake after a series of sexual assaults on black women in Oklahoma City — he profiled the wrong woman. His family says he’s a victim of “solicited testimony” from women who have “personal motives” to lie. BuzzFeed News reports from the Oklahoma County courtroom where, Wednesday, prosecutors described a pattern of sexual harassment and assault.

    Jessica Testa 3 weeks ago 471 responses

  • Meet The Women You Call When Your Nude Photos Wind Up Online

    This week’s hack of celebrity nudes may be the most high-profile example of “revenge porn” — humiliating women by spreading private photos. A dedicated group of activists, led by the mother of a victim, has been pushing for more aggressive laws, but can this really be stopped?

    Ryan Broderick 3 weeks ago 199 responses

  • Ferguson’s Angry Young Men

    Dismissed as “agitators” and “fools,” Ferguson’s young protesters are actually ordinary young black men — and some women — who are leaderless but united by anger. And some don’t think the old civil rights guard achieved much: “I feel in my heart they failed us.”

    Joel Anderson a month ago 133 responses

  • Murder And Manifest Destiny On The Mosquito Coast

    Fifteen years ago, a mysterious Greek entrepreneur bought and resold a series of tiny islands off the coast of Nicaragua, setting off a bizarre and tragic chain of events that included a reality-TV sensation and allegations of an insidious murder plot. The ensuing chaos brought to light a centuries-old question: Who does land really belong to?

    Freda Moon a month ago 65 responses