We asked writers and editors to choose some of their favorite stories of the year in various categories. Here is the best in investigative reporting. Villarosa’s unflinching examination of giving birth while black in America has stayed with me.
Chris Bourdain is searching for a word that he cannot quite find. We’re sitting together in a small café in Grand Central Terminal, drinking table wine and talking about his late older brother, Anthony.
At the time of his death, following a violent altercation with guards, Karl Taylor was one of thousands of mentally ill inmates who are confined to institutions that are supremely ill-equipped to handle them.
Waking up on a Sunday morning, I received a text about what happened after I left the previous night’s party. “Everyone got high and we played truth or dare. Ted and Ivan docked.” “Are you serious?” I replied. “I thought that only happened in porn.
Porn sites collect more user data than Netflix or Hulu. This is what they do with it.
The biggest and perhaps best source of data about what people like to watch on the internet and what they would pay for doesn’t come from streaming giants like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, or Hulu. It comes from porn.