Mike Phillips

35 Flips | 3 Magazines | 45 Likes | 3 Followers | @phillips199 | Keep up with Mike Phillips on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Mike Phillips”

The Devil at 37,000 Feet

There were so many opportunities for the accident not to happen—the collision between a Legacy 600 private jet and a Boeing 737 carrying 154 people. But on September 29, 2006, high above the Amazon, a long, thin thread of acts and omissions brought the two airplanes together. From the vantage point …

A Guy Like Me | by John Scott

“Hey, John, can we talk for a second?”<p>I guess I should have known.<p>But I have absolutely no idea what’s coming.<p>I’m in the weight room, hanging out …

How It Feels by Jenny Zhang

There was a girl in my middle school no one really liked. She told everyone her uncle had sexually abused her and that she had an older boyfriend who …

The Kleptocrat in Apartment B

On a recent trip to Geneva, I was chatting with a local resident when he told me that the watch industry has been suffering. Sales of Swiss watches were down, he said, and he offered a fascinating explanation: over the last few years, the government of China has instituted a broad crackdown on …

The Night I Spoke Up About My #BlackSuicide

My entire life was shaped by violence, so I wanted to end it violently. But I didn't — thanks to overcoming the stigma surrounding African-Americans and depression, and to building a community on Twitter.<p>In October of 2013, I designed an elaborate plan to kill myself.<p>At the time, I was working as …

Unpregnant: The silent, secret grief of miscarriage

When she miscarried in her mid-30s, Alexandra Kimball felt profoundly alone: abandoned by a feminist movement that didn't recognize her loss, accused by conventional wisdom of waiting too long to conceive, and deprived by society of the rituals that mark other forms of grief<p><i>This article was</i> …

Here Are All of Our No. 1 Story Picks from This Year

<i>All through December, we’ll be featuring Longreads’ Best of 2015. To get you ready, here’s a list of every story that was chosen as No. 1 in our</i> …

Still Life

Compared with the glistening two-story mansions that surrounded it, the house looked like something from another time. It was only 2,180 square feet. …

Empathy

Tent City, U.S.A.

A field study, in these Hard Times, of the Homeless (as observed in the H Street Encampment, Fresno, California). Being an examination of who they are, how they think, and what they do<p>** AN <i>IN SITU</i> STUDY** was conducted of a tent city near downtown Fresno, California. The objective of the Study was …

Blood Ties

Two brilliant college lovers were convicted of a brutal slaying. All these years later, why has the case become a cause?<p>The door was locked but the light outside was burning bright, and when the three women arrived for bridge with Mr. Haysom they were puzzled to find no one answering the bell. The …

Homejoy at the Unicorn Glue Factory

Will the home-cleaning revolution be Uberfied? How one company tried, and spectacularly failed.<p>It <b>was Thanksgiving</b> 2013 and the San Francisco offices …

Python Machine Learning book code repository

IMPORTANT NOTE (09/21/2017):<p>This GitHub repository contains the code examples of the <b>1st Edition</b> of Python Machine Learning book. If you are looking …

20 Best Free Tutorials to Learn Python: Find the Killer Python Tutorial PDF, eBook or Online

Python is one of the most elegant and complete programming language and comes packed with tons of features to develop web applications as well as …

The Real Story Behind Jeff Bezos’s Fire Phone Debacle And What It Means For Amazon’s Future

Interviews with dozens of current and former employees reveal what went wrong and what it tells us about where Amazon is headed.<p>“What the hell happened?”<p>It is a cold day in early December in Midtown Manhattan, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has barely taken his seat on stage when his interviewer throws …

The End: What Really Happens After You Die? - Los Angeles Magazine

Death in L.A. can be an odd undertaking<p>You’ve made some bargains. We all have. Maybe you allow yourself a single Tommy’s burger every six months. …

Los Angeles

The podcast and the murder: why I soured on serial

When the story tipped over into irrelevant rumors, I lost my patience with its exploration of 'truth'<p><i>Spoiler alert: This piece discusses many details of the series and its finale.</i><p>The world’s first blockbuster podcast, <i>Serial</i>, released its final episode yesterday. You can be forgiven for missing it, …

My Misspent Youth

Life and debt as a young writer in New York.Meghan Daum | New Yorker | Oct 1999

In and Out of Time in Iraq

I fell out of time in the summer of 2004. I fell back in about seven years later, on September 11, 2011.<p>The first fall was slow, more of a slide than a drop. It began as I moved around Baghdad, in the summer of 2003, with a growing sense of unease. On Memorial Day, while reporting for the …

Man on Fire

The strip-center parking lot where the Reverend Charles Moore chose to end his life is as large as a football field and as lonely as prairie, the …

The Outcast

After a Hasidic man exposed child abuse in his tight-knit Brooklyn community, he found himself the target of a criminal investigation.<p>Sam Kellner’s reputation in the Hasidic community of Borough Park, Brooklyn, began to suffer in 2008, when his teen-age son told him that he had been molested by a …

National Geographic Magazine

See Previous Issues<p><img itemprop="contentUrl" style="transition: opacity 0.4s; opacity: 1;"></picture></div> <div>April 2018</div></a> </div> <div class="prev_iss_cover"> <a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/03" target="_self"> <div class="LazyLoad is-visible"><picture><source …

Missing the signs: Nancy Cooper began to disappear long before she was declared missing (with video)

Print<p>Related<p>EDMONTON - Cary, North Carolina looked like the American dream. “A futuristic Pleasantville,” National Geographic called it once, a town …

How Do You Like It Now, Gentlemen?

Ernest Hemingway, who may well be the greatest living American novelist and short-story writer, rarely comes to New York. He spends most of his time on a farm, the Finca Vigia, nine miles outside Havana, with his wife, a domestic staff of nine, fifty-two cats, sixteen dogs, a couple of hundred …

Execution Date Set for 'Delusional' Murderer Scott Panetti in Texas

Texas has set a new execution date for a bible-thumping convicted murderer who, according to his lawyers, is so mentally ill he thinks the devil is orchestrating his death.<p>Scott Panetti, 56, fatally shot his in-laws in front of his estranged wife and their kids in 1992. Despite a history of …

Police Criminalist Investigated for '84 Murder Commits Suicide

It’s a case that sounds like it was ripped from a <i>CSI</i> script – a veteran crime lab worker for the San Diego Police Department, who police believe …

A Shooting on Spring Grove Avenue

A light drizzle was falling in the early morning hours of May 9, 2010, when detective Dwayne Thompson pulled up in front of a modest home on Spring …