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What It's Like to Watch a Version of Yourself on TV

At Matter, the real-life Larry Smith talks about the other true story behind <i>Orange Is the New Black</i>—the one about Piper’s husband.<p>As the show began …

Elton John and Bernie Taupin Look Back At ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’

Elton John was on a historic roll when he traveled to France in early 1973 to make what would become one of rock’s great double albums. He’d scored …

The Part of Culinary School Nobody Tells You About

Laurie Woolever, in The Billfold, on how she ended up becoming Anthony Bourdain’s assistant:<p>With my dad’s help, I took out a loan and did a 6-month …

Anthony Bourdain

The Inside Story Of How Greenpeace Built A Corporate Spanking Machine To Turn The Fortune 500 Into Climate Heroes

But she never arrived at the office. There was no appointment.<p>Instead, the woman made her way to an emergency exit door and pushed it open. Eight associates, all pulling bags of their own, swept in and disappeared into a crowd of arriving employees.<p>Though they too wore business suits and what …

Why So Many Teams at the World Cup Have Players Who Share a Birthday

At BBC Magazine, an examination of the “birthday paradox” using the World Cup as an example.<p>The birthday paradox goes like this: Mathematically, in …

american apparel

<b>Meet Your New Boss</b> <i><br>Jane</i>, June/July 2004<p><i>Thousands of pretty young women are obsessed with American Apparel’s T-shirts. Some even make out with its</i> …

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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

How Selling Out Saved Indie Rock

Not long ago, the idea of selling a song for a commercial would have been seen as career suicide. Now, thanks to the music industry’s implosion and the rise of a new generation of artist-friendly ad execs, bands can barely survive without doing so. But has the bubble already burst?<p>It's 2 p.m., the …

I Was a Washington Post Reporter. And a Crack Addict.

This is my story.<p>As was the case every Halloween, on October 31, 1989, a couple of <i>Washington</i> <i>Post</i> reporters were sent to cover the festivities in Georgetown, where thousands of mostly white and affluent revelers partied through the night. I was dispatched to the other side of town—Potomac Gardens, a …

The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

<i>Below, our favorite stories of the week. Kindle users, you can also get them as a Readlist.</i><p><i>Michael Bérubé | Al Jazeera America | May 25, 2014 | 14</i> …