The Case of the Mormon Historian
David Haglund, Slate
What happened when Michael Quinn challenged the history of the church he loved.
CIA Takes Heat for Role in Libya
Adam Entous, Siobhan Gorman & Margaret Coker, The Wall Street Journal
The newly revealed CIA operations that clouded the aftermath of the U.S. consulate attack in Benghazi.
Underneath the tired narrative of a president who failed to deliver on his rhetoric is a pragmatic fighter with an impressive list of accomplishments. His opponent is the embodiment of the country’s faux-besieged, delusional one percent.
Nightmare on Coney Island
Paula Szuchman, The Daily Beast
New York’s iconic neighborhood is a disaster zone, as shattered residents try to pick up the pieces—while fighting off looters.
Big Sugar’s Sweet Little Lies
Gary Taubes & Kr, Mother Jones
How the sugar industry kept scientists from asking if sugar kills.
The Long Con
Rick Perlstein, The Baffler
Inside the deep tangle of political fictions and financial scams that make up movement conservatism.
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Laid aside for decades, Tolkien’s abandoned poem about King Arthur is finally released. Biographer John Garth reads the epic.