1. Why I Bought a House in Detroit For $500 — Drew Philp
After college, as his friends left Michigan for better opportunities, Drew Philp was determined to help fix his broken, chaotic city by building his own home in the middle of it. He was 23 years old.
3. The Worst Day of My Life Is Now New York’s Hottest Tourist Attraction — Steve Kandell
Nearly 13 years after his sister’s death, Steve Kandell paid a reluctant Sunday visit to the 9/11 Memorial Museum, where public spectacle and private grief have a permanent home together.
5. I Was Sure Freezing My Eggs Would Solve Everything — Doree Shafrir
When she was 35 and single in New York City, Doree Shafrir was convinced she’d be alone forever. Would undergoing a costly procedure to buy herself time be the right choice?
At 7’7”, Sandy Allen was the tallest woman on earth. When the author discovered the coincidence of their names, she began looking into the fascinating and deeply sad life of this Indiana woman, who died a folk hero.
7. Piecing Together My Abusive Ex-Boyfriend’s Final Summer — Leigh Stein
Leigh Stein thought if she could figure out why he’d stabbed someone, then died in a motorcycle crash, she’d be able to find closure with their abusive relationship. But the story of his death was just as complicated as that of his life.
9. How Madewell Bought and Sold My Family’s History — Dan Nosowitz
In 1937, Dan Nosowitz’s 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 women’s clothing company with the same name and logo, based on a 50-year history in which it had no part.
10. The Strange, Isolated Life of a Tuberculosis Patient in the 21st Century — Natalie Shure
While volunteering for the Peace Corps in Ukraine in 2010, Natalie Shure contracted a severe version of drug-resistant tuberculosis. Two years of painful, isolating treatment taught her the vital role social media may play in finally eradicating this disease.
12. My Stepfather, the Peeping Tom — Michelle Tea
Michelle Tea’s mother’s husband confessed to having spied on her in her bedroom and bathroom years ago. Figuring out how to maintain a relationship with him — and with her mother — has been traumatic, even if they don’t consider it sexual abuse.
13. How I Escaped a Kidnapping Attempt in Yemen — Gregory D. Johnsen
Yemen was like a home away from home for Gregory D. Johnsen — until the day he was nearly abducted in broad daylight. How having narrowly missed suffering a grim fate has affected his relationship with that country.
- After Donald Trump and the Republicans spectacularly failed to repeal Obamacare, Wall Street now realizes that massive tax cuts may not happen 😅 💸
- Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and adviser, has volunteered to testify in the Senate about his multiple meetings with the Russian ambassador.
- Attorney General Sessions threatened to block money to so-called sanctuary cities that don't help deport undocumented immigrants with criminal records.
- After stopping three girls from boarding a plane for wearing leggings, United Airlines is getting mocked by everyone from Chrissy Teigen to Delta ✈️ 👀