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.
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Black ops branding went two layers deep right around the time retargetting ads got too pushy for the cool kids. The disappearing trademarks lost a big chunk of paid audiences at first, shares dipped. Big-time, old school money got worried, threatened to sue. It was only after the dark data reports started making the rounds that everyone got wise and happy about the strategy. The kids were alright. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bq_JPa7lKkQb3Bfr_obfJZ4nct8LM1k8g6osWY0/
December 05, 2018 at 01:07AM
Italian Mafia ‘godfather’ Settimo Mineo held in Sicily raid
Italian police have arrested the man said to be the new head of the Sicilian Mafia, along with 45 associates. The dawn raid in Palermo netted 80-year-old jeweller Settimo Mineo. He was reportedly elected Cosa Nostra godfather at a Mafia meeting in May.
His secrets became immortal. His teachings were at once a matter of great devotion for the initiated and a kind of welcoming portal – or revolving door – for the apprentice and the mildly curious. “The world is not equal”, he would often whisper, “it has never been”. The animals shall use no tools. https://www.instagram.com/p/BqzD1FKBwXP7UVcSBvU49xwXHIwThJzUuZ73mw0/
November 30, 2018 at 08:29AM
A few years ago, at a Las Vegas convention for magicians, Penn Jillette, of the act Penn and Teller, was introduced to a soft-spoken young man named Apollo Robbins, who has a reputation as a pickpocket of almost supernatural ability.
Ricky Jay, who is perhaps the most gifted sleight-of-hand artist alive, was performing magic with a deck of cards. Also present was a friend of Mamet and Mosher’s named Christ Nogulich, the director of food and beverage at the hotel.