This week, we’re sharing stories from Matthew Shaer, John Woodrow Cox, Bethany McLean, Robin Wright, and David Sedaris.
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Matthew Shaer | New York Times Magazine | June 12, 2017 | 38 minutes (9,500 words)
The New York Times Magazine has the first interview and profile of Chelsea Manning after her release from prison after seven years: “When I asked her to draw lessons from her journey, she grew uneasy. ‘I don’t have. …᾿ she started. ‘Like, I’ve been so busy trying to survive for the past seven years that I haven’t focused on that at all.’”
John Woodrow Cox | Washington Post | June 9, 2017 | 19 minutes (4,946 words)
The shooting at the elementary school lasted just 12 seconds, but the damaging effect it had on a group of first-graders continues to endure months later.
Bethany McLean | Vanity Fair | June 1, 2017 | 23 minutes (5,921 words)
Between 2011 and 2015, staff at Wells Fargo banks created over 1.5 million deposit accounts and 565,000 credit-card accounts without customers approval. The practice is called ‘gaming.’ It violated company ethics, but too many employees at the company let it happen.
Robin Wright | The New Yorker | June 12, 2017 | 6 minutes (1,541 words)
How the Mosul University Library — once home to books and documents dating to antiquity and destroyed by ISIS militants — is becoming the epicenter of Iraq’s cultural rebirth as the homemade mines are removed, Mosul University is rebuilt, and the book drives begin.
David Sedaris | The Paris Review | June 5, 2017 | 9 minutes (2,313 words)
In this day and age, this is a pretty short list.