• 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 a week ago 103 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 2 weeks ago 86 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 2 weeks ago 463 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 2 weeks ago 197 responses

  • Seven Days And Nights In The World’s Largest, Rowdiest Retirement Community

    Boasting 100,000 residents over the age of 55, The Villages may be the fastest growing city in America. It’s a notorious boomtown for boomers who want to spend their golden years with access to 11 a.m. happy hours, thousands of activities, and no-strings-attached sex, all lorded over by one elusive billionaire.

    Alex French 3 weeks ago 347 responses

  • Carefree Black Girl: The Life And Death Of Karyn Washington

    The 22-year-old old creator of the For Brown Girls blog and the #DarkSkinRedLip project epitomized the Tumblr-popularized image of a Carefree Black Girl. After news of her suicide spread this spring, many were left asking: How could a woman whose mission was to uplift others take her own life?

    Anita Badejo 4 weeks ago 481 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