Burn After ReadingBy Gabriel Thompson, Harper’s MagazineIn 1971, William Powell published The Anarchist Cookbook, a guide to making bombs and drugs at home. He spent the next four decades fighting to take it out of print.
MC Jin’s Second ChanceBy Jean Ho, BuzzfeedOver a decade ago, MC Jin was signed to Ruff Ryders—the first Chinese-American rapper to approach mainstream success, only to vanish from the scene as quickly as he arrived. Now, after becoming an unlikely star in Hong Kong and overcoming stereotypes he helped promote, he’s attempting a comeback. But is anyone listening?
The Holy Junk HeapBy Adina Hoffman and Peter Cole, LongreadsSome 300,000 Jewish documents were hidden in a closet in Cairo for hundreds of years. They were discovered by the lady adventurer twins Agnes Lewis and Margaret Gibson and the legendary Rabbinical scholar Solomon Schechter. Here is their story.
Are You Man Enough for the Men’s Rights Movement?By Jeff Sharlet, GQProbably not, at least according to a growing army of pissed-off activists who are convinced that the male species is profoundly endangered by our feminized society. They say it’s a woman’s world now—that women have the upper hand in sex, in universities, in custody battles. And don’t even get them started on all those bogus rape cases. It’s enough to make a certain kind of man join a revolution. Jeff Sharlet reports from the movement’s first national gathering and meets the true believers who want you to fight for your right to patriarchy.
Building the First Slavery Museum in AmericaBy David Amsden, New York Times MagazineFor reasons almost everyone was at a loss to explain, John Cummings had spent the last 15 years and more than $8 million of his personal fortune on a museum that he had no obvious qualifications to assemble.
The Teen’s Guide to Surviving ImmigrationBy Juan Pablo Villalobos, Medium’s MatterTwo undocumented boys tell the stories of their surreal journey through an unfixable, wasteful, insanely broken immigration system.
The Shape of Things to ComeBy Ian Parker, New YorkerHow an industrial designer became Apple’s greatest product.