Tabitha Isner’s campaign office in Dothan, Ala., is a modest one-story bungalow next to a dog-grooming shop, just across the street from the Shade Tree Mobile Homes Court. When I visited this summer, a
Every weekday, shortly after 11 a.m., a line forms at the Broadway and 38th Street location of Sweetgreen, the eco-conscious salad chain. By noon, the line has usually tripled in size. It often takes than
Saleem Abbas is the kind of student who sits in the front row. He's the first to try to answer a question. He eagerly repeats the Mandarin expressions that his teacher throws at the class: "Is this your
The first time Mark shot up “Philly dope” was in the summer of 2017, with his girlfriend, Sarah. They had been on their way from Massachusetts to South Carolina, hoping to get clean there and find someplace
Child marriage in the U.S. is surprisingly prevalent. Now states are passing laws to make it harder.
It was the day of the birthday party, and the husband and wife had invited everyone they knew. They’d spent the morning buying food — a sheet cake, jumbo hot dogs, ground beef, soda, chips — and were standing
No franchise has reached the National League Championship Series more times than the Los Angeles Dodgers. Their 13th visit begins Friday at Miller Park against a new opponent: the Milwaukee Brewers, a
By Steve Hendrix Steve Hendrix Feature writer without portfolio based on Local Enterprise but filing for National, Foreign, Magazine and other sections Email Bio Follow It was a small round object sent
To woo TV viewers and attract sponsors, the N.F.L. turned its cheerleaders into sex objects, and the women have paid a steep price. Now, they’re fighting back They call each other “girls,” even though
Wag and Rover are cashing in on our obsession with pets — and they’re not without controversy. The signs for Norman first appeared on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in early March. “REWARD. LOST DOG.
University of Virginia roomies and best buds Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian launched Reddit in 2005, graduates of Y Combinator's initial class. Their site, a collection of communities of everyone from
On Sept. 15, 2008, a credit crunch turned into a full-blown crisis when New York-based investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed. The global recession that followed is still too fresh in many people’s
Washington’s young émigré crowd is beginning to feel like they’re living in a spy novel. And they’re the bad guys. Not so long ago, the Russian émigré party scene in Washington was off the hook. Every
Human drugs have been crucial to poultry farming. So what’s replacing them? For decades, farmers have used low doses of human antibiotics to fatten their chickens. In the future, if one company has its
I grew up in a gun-loving town in Alabama. My grandfather’s store sells firearms. But only after I was shot did I begin to understand America’s complicated relationship with guns. I was shot on a Sunday.
‘You can never have too many mimosas’: How brunch became the day-wrecking meal that America loves to hate
By Lavanya Ramanathan Lavanya Ramanathan Features reporter Email Bio Follow “How,” a woman next to me muttered, “can you have mimosas and no orange juice?” We were at the bottomless mimosa refill station
BETHLEHEM, Pa. On April 1, hundreds of millions of marshmallow chicks and bunnies called Peeps will peer out from Easter baskets at American children. They are a pastel symbol of Easter joy, but behind
How designer sunglasses have come to represent status and violence in Detroit. Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available
Gyms provide ritual and community, serving as a sort of religion. They also promote values American culture already worships—capitalism and overwork. You pay a regular tithe to support the community. public,
While testing this year’s crop of new just-add-water backpacking foods, something weird happened: I actually went back for second and third bites of not one but several items. In fact, after I finished