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atlasobscura.com

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Boston Review

Lillian Ross: Witness | Boston Review

Lillian Ross: Witness | Boston Review

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Pacific Standard

Inside the Police-Industrial Complex

At the 2015 convention of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, a view of the public-private partnerships that have come to shape modern policing—and to complicate questions of reform.

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Pacific Standard

The Evolving State of American Policing

For a century, the annual conference of police chiefs has sounded the same complaints. Is it time to de-couple the war on poverty from the war on crime?

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LA Review of Books

The Devil in the Shape of a Preschool Teacher

A review of Richard Beck's WE BELIEVE THE CHILDREN for the L.A. Review of Books.

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Mens Journal

Top Ten Television of 2015

If the enormous list of contenders for our Top Ten is any indication, 2015 was a hell of a year for television and for how we watch it: both Netflix and Amazon have turned out some of the year's best shows and challenged the existing production system.

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newrepublic.com

The Long, Strange History of ABC Family

A channel changes its name, but can’t get rid of its religious roots

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The Awl

A List of Very Specific Things I Am Sorry About

For the Awl's end-of-year series.

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Mens Journal

Dang, That's Some Good Whitefish Salad

It's not your grandma's whitefish salad—but she probably wouldn't mind.

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LA Review of Books

Culture War: What Is It Good For?

A review of Andrew Hartman's "A War for the Soul of America."

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Laphams Quarterly

Off the Books

For some communities, the controversial labor practices of Andrew Carnegie outweighed the potential benefits of his libraries.

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Pacific Standard

How I Cheated My Way Into Arlington National Cemetery

An early education in the hollowness of patriotic performance.

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The Awl

Bonfire of the Inanities

So gay! So girly! The history of the Styles section of the New York ‘Times’—and the real New Journalism.

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BuzzFeed

This Public Shaming Is Not Like The Other

Jon Ronson’s So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed is a critique of the social media shaming plague — but it’s really a book that highlights Ronson’s own anxieties about giving voice to the historically powerless.