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This Mind-Blowing Video Makes Sense of 'Cloverfield' and '10 Cloverfield Lane' Connection - Bloody Disgusting

There is nothing more fascinating than the <i>Cloverfield</i> universe.<p>When last year’s <i>10 Cloverfield Lane</i> was released, many fans were kind of bummed that …

In Sweden’s Ikea attack, two migrants, two slayings and rampant fear of refugees

Kerstin Söderström was considering which frying pan to purchase when she heard the screams.<p>Söderström and her next-door neighbor, Eivy Albinsson, had just finished eating lunch in the cafeteria of an Ikea in Västerås, Sweden, when they headed downstairs to shop. Söderström, a middle-aged woman with …

Crime

‘We Are the World’: A Minute-by-Minute Breakdown

“Check your egos at the door” read the sign on the front door of A&M Studios in Los Angeles on the night of January 28th, 1985. Producer Quincy Jones …

The Cruelest Show on Earth

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>It was a drizzly winter day, and inside the Jacksonville Coliseum, Kenny, a …

Leave Stephen King alone: “Misery,” income inequality and the connection between jealousy and creativity

Jealousy and creativity are closely intertwined — and horror master Stephen King is one great example<p>Jealousy, common at work, has an unexpectedly close relationship to creation. Like family jealousy, this is not much admitted to, even by the sufferers themselves, but it appears and reappears in …

Escape from Jonestown

<i>Julia Scheeres</i> <i>|</i> A Thousand Lives <i>| 26 minutes (6,304 words)</i><p><i>For our latest Longreads Exclusive, we’re proud to share Julia Scheeres’ adaptation of her</i> …

It’s silly to be frightened of being dead

Back in the 1920s my mother never went to a funeral if she could help it, and was horrified when she heard of children being exposed to such an ordeal, and my father vanished from the room if death was mentioned; very much later, in the 1960s, when the publishers in which I was a partner brought …

The Strange & Curious Tale of the Last True Hermit

For nearly thirty years, a phantom haunted the woods of Central Maine. Unseen and unknown, he lived in secret, creeping into homes in the dead of night and surviving on what he could steal. To the spooked locals, he became a legend—or maybe a myth. They wondered how he could possibly be real. Until …

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a senior editor at <i>The Atlantic</i>. His latest cover story is "The Case for Reparations."<p>"The writer hopes for change, but writers …

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Heil Hipster: The Young Neo-Nazis Trying to Put a Stylish Face on Hate

It’s a rainy Sunday evening in May, in the town of Weiden, in northeastern Bavaria, and Patrick Schroeder, whom the German press has dubbed the …

Right-wing Extremism

The Real Life Injuries in 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre'

It’s been 40 years since <i>The Texas Chainsaw Massacre</i> hit theaters and shocked moviegoers with its violent scenes. Texas Monthly has resurfaced their …

Should Two Children Be Imprisoned For Plotting To Kill Their Classmates?

In Washington state, a 10- and 11-year-old were sentenced to years in a detention facility after being caught with weapons and claiming they were going to murder other kids at their school. Where is the line between a childish game and a real threat?<p>Colville is in Stevens County, far eastern …

The Longform Guide to Sea Creatures

Keiko, Nessie, and giant squids: a collection of picks on animals from the deep.David Grann | New Yorker | May 2004[Full Story]

The Exorcists Next Door

The trees and rolling hills lend a warm, suburban vibe to Marion and Larry Pollard’s West Arlington neighborhood. Shouts of children from a nearby …

The Last Words of Tupac Shakur

The call came in on the radio just after 11:15 p.m.: Shots had been fired near the intersection of Flamingo and Koval, with possible victims. Several …

Hallucinating Away a Heroin Addiction

This 18-year-old is about to begin a three-day, neo-African, sometimes-terrifying, ritualistic trip. Can it help her get clean?<p><b>PART I</b><p>It’s been 56 …

Anders Behring Breivik and the Massacre on Utøya: on Aage Borchgrevink’s "A Norwegian Tragedy"

<i>2083: A European Declaration of Independence</i> was an expensive text to produce. Its author, Anders Behring Breivik, claims in the introduction to have …

Bizarro Back Issues: Every Issue Of ‘Punisher 2099′ Is The Craziest Issue Of ‘Punisher 2099′ (1994)

A few weeks ago at HeroesCon, I was going through quarter boxes when I found a run of <i>Punisher 2099</i>. I bought the whole thing as soon as I saw it, and …

Comics

The Weirdest Things You Never Knew About the Making Of Flash Gordon

The 1980 <i>Flash Gordon</i> had so much promise. They had a budget, an all-star cast, and the filmmaker behind the 1971 classic <i>Get Carter</i>. They had Queen! …

The Many Lives of Adam Yauch

He had come so far, done so much, played so many roles along the way, but even in the final months of his too-short life, Adam Yauch kept it going …

The Long Kiss Goodbye: The Search for Vinnie Vincent

Smyrna, Tennessee, is not a likely place to find a guitar god, or anyone in particular, which meant it was just about perfect for Vinnie Vincent. For …

Music

The Murders at the Lake

Prologue<p><i>Every murder involves a vast web of people, from the witnesses and the detectives who first come to the scene, to the lawyers and the juries</i> …

Fred Phelps, 1929-2014: The man who loved to hate

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Read our 1999 profile of the late founder of the Westboro Baptist Church.

Baptist Church

'On Va Tuer Les Demons'('We Will Kill the Demons')

Part:<p>1<p>2<p>3<p>4<p>5<p>Credit: Deni Béchard<p>Inside a small concrete church, lit by a few tungsten bulbs hanging from exposed wires, hundreds of people stood packed …

True Detective: “Form And Void”

In the end, there is only the darkness and the light. There is no Rustin Cohle, there is no Martin Hart. There’s not a Reggie Ledoux or an Errol …

Street Fighter: The Movie — What went wrong

The flight to Thailand was long. Stephen de Souza wished it were longer.<p>Over the previous decade, from 1982 to 1992, de Souza had established himself as a screenwriting wunderkind. Most screenwriters can't land one blockbuster; he had a baker's dozen to his name, including <i>Commando</i>, <i>The Running Man</i>,</i> …

Those BPA-free plastics you thought were safe? Think again.

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Inside the Big Tobacco-style campaign to bury the disturbing evidence about the …