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Young orphaned Chinese boys eat during a feeding at a foster home in #beijing #china . China's orphanages and foster homes used to be filled with healthy girls, reflecting the country's one-child policy and its preference for sons. Now the vast majority of orphans are sick or disabled. China says it has 576,000 orphans in its child welfare system though outside groups put the number at closer to a million. The parents who abandon them either cannot afford treatment or feel an inability to cope with raising a child who has special needs. In many cases an unwanted baby is never registered so the parents can skirt the one-child policy if they try for another. Story via @gettyimages #gettyimages #gettyimagesnews #photojournalism

Philip Glass - Interview Magazine

None of this was planned. Lots of things just happen, and they happen because we’re restless and we don’t like what’s going on and we want to do …

National Geographic Magazine

The Loneliness of Vladimir Putin

On December 19, Maria Baronova met me on the steps of the Nikulinsky courthouse, a squat Soviet-era building lost in a construction zone somewhere in …

In the Name of Love

“Do what you love. Love what you do.”The commands are framed and perched in a living room that can only be described as “well-curated.” A picture of …

Super Heroine: An Interview With Lorde - Rookie

Photo by Petra. Collage by Minna.<p>Although she had no music out at this time last year, by now Lorde requires no introduction. Seventeen years old, …

Homemade Sriracha

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: In this dark time, when the fate of Sriracha is up in the air and the world is up in arms, Carey Nershi of Reclaiming Provinicial is showing us</i> …

Sriracha Sauce

Chicago Christmas, 1984

How a holiday party went wrong.<p>At twenty-six, at the embarrassing end of a series of attempts at channelling Kerouac, I was beyond broke, back in my home town, living in my aunt and uncle’s basement. Having courted and won a girl I had courted but never come close to winning in high school, I was …

The French As Dostoevsky Saw Them

Renting an apartment in Paris was not a simple matter in 1947, but a good friend of mine, Nicolaus, had found one for us on the right bank, in a …

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The Ghostwriting Business

If you see a book by a celebrity or politician, the odds that it was written by a "ghostwriter" are nearly 100%.

El Duque - "La Gran Fuga"

“The Great Escape!” The amazing (and true) story of how pitcher Orlando Hernandez defected from Cuba, before becoming a World Series hero.

Where It Hurts: Steve McQueen on Why 12 Years a Slave Isn’t Just About Slavery

<b>Inside a cheap Thai restaurant</b> in a Hollywood strip mall one evening a few weeks ago, I told the artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen I’d been nervous …

Basta Bunga Bunga

Have Italians had enough of Silvio Berlusconi—and the culture he embodies?<p>In 2008, during his fourth campaign to become Prime Minister of Italy, Silvio Berlusconi released a video in which a beautiful blond woman, standing in a grocery store beside a pile of bananas, sings, “There’s a big dream …

Rumsfeld’s War and Its Consequences Now

The Unknown Known<p>a film directed by Errol Morris<p>Known and Unknown: A Memoir<p>by Donald Rumsfeld<p>Sentinel, 815 pp., $36.00<p>By His Own Rules: The …

Chasing A-Rod

I first met Alex Rodriguez at the Delano, the chic South Beach hotel in his hometown of Miami. In the rear of the outdoor restaurant where I waited, …

A Death at Tough Mudder

THE WIND WAS BLOWING hard at noon on Saturday, April 20, when Avishek Sengupta and his five teammates gathered near the starting corral of the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Tough Mudder. Part of a throng of more than 13,000 obstacle racers who would hit the course in staggered waves that weekend, they sang the …

On Smarm

Last month, Isaac Fitzgerald, the newly hired editor of BuzzFeed's newly created books section, made a remarkable but not entirely surprising …

A Very Dangerous Boy

Last week, a judge in California finally decided the fate of a violent and damaged child who murdered his neo-Nazi father a few years ago, when he was just 10 years old. Amy Wallace reports on the tragic, impossible case of Jeff and Joseph Hall<p>A son kills a father and the question is why. In the …

Los Angeles

Do dolphins really share a special bond with humans? – Justin Gregg | Aeon Essays

One evening in the summer of 2004, I was in a bar on the Bahamian island of Bimini when a smiling young woman came up to me. I was on the island as …

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How BlackBerry blew it: The inside story

<i>This investigative report reveals that:</i><p><i>Shortly after the release of the first iPhone, Verizon asked BlackBerry to create a touchscreen “iPhone killer.” But the result was a flop, so Verizon turned to Motorola and Google instead.</i>• <i><br>In 2012, one-time co-CEO Jim Balsillie quit the board and cut all ties</i> …

BlackBerry

Urban Meyer will be home for dinner

<i>This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Aug. 20 College Football issue. Subscribe today!</i><p><b><br>PART ONE</b><p>B<br>efore you join Urban Meyer, who is walking toward …

Hackers Courted by Government for Cyber Security Jobs - Rolling Stone

HTML5 Article experience by the HTML5 Hub and Intel<p>Inside a darkened conference room in the Miami Beach Holiday Inn, America’s most badass hackers …

The Abyss

Music and amnesia.<p>In March of 1985, Clive Wearing, an eminent English musician and musicologist in his mid-forties, was struck by a brain infection—a herpes encephalitis—affecting especially the parts of his brain concerned with memory. He was left with a memory span of only seconds—the most …