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Walt Disney Family Feud: Inside His Grandkids' Weird, Sad Battle Over a $400 Million Fortune

Accusations of conspiracy, mental incompetence and financial misconduct, plus insinuations of kidnapping and incest, fly faster than "Frozen" …

You’re probably using the wrong dictionary

The way I thought you used a dictionary was that you looked up words you’ve never heard of, or whose sense you’re unsure of. You would never look up …

Jesus Land

<i>Julia Scheeres | Jesus Land | 2012 | 21 minutes (5,152 words)</i><p><i>For our Longreads Member Pick, we’re excited to share the opening chapter of</i> Jesus Land<i>,</i> …

The Search for Psychology's Lost Boy

June 2, 2014<p>First comes fire, followed by the monkey.<p>The baby on the floor next to the unsmiling woman. The burning newspaper just beyond the baby’s …

Straight Razors and Social Justice: The Empowering Evolution of Black Barbershops

In a country where institutionalized racism has been the norm for centuries, black barbershops remain an anomaly. Though initially blocked from …

70,000 kids will show up alone at our border this year. What happens to them?

Joseph Rodriguez<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>In a doorless desert safe house in northwestern Mexico, the drug …

Our Stick Figure Family Decals, Ourselves

In a recent issue of Maclean’s, Anne Kingston tackled the sociology—and potent symbolism—of those cartoon stick figure decals you see affixed to the …

The life and death of a master of the universe

Bruce Wrobel's body was found by a friend on Dec. 10, 2013, at about 1 a.m. in a Mercedes-Benz CLK550. Police called to the West 20th Street scene—a …

The Pun-derful World of Competitive Punning

In L.A. Weekly, Zachary Pincus-Roth profiles 38-year-old Ben Ziek, a world pun champion titleholder:<p>In the first round, Ziek faces Adam Bass, a …

The Problem with Journalism and the Internet, in One Quote

Jonah Peretti: I think there’s an interesting tension between what’s good for the user and what’s good for the industry. That was really created by …

More punk, less hell!

When the ballots had been counted, the Prime Minister of Iceland declared the result a «shock».<p>The same sense of shock was felt by almost everyone. …

The History of Literacy, and the Future of 'Code Literacy'

In the latest Mother Jones, Tasneem Raja argues that “code literacy” is becoming just as critical as reading and writing in education. To understand …

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