Under River, Outside Time: The Woolwich Foot Tunnel Anomaly One of the neatest things I’ve ever read.
Mysterious Circumstances In a 2004 article in the New Yorker, David Grann writes about the strange death of one of the world’s foremost scholars on Sherlock Holmes. Was it a devilishly clever suicide? Was it murder to get him out of the way? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Yes, Let’s Take Out Trump. But Take the Neoliberal Democrats with Him Too In The Guardian, David Sirota writes about why the Democratic Party establishment is just as bad as everybody else.
The Shocking Savagery of America’s Early History In Smithsonian Magazine, Bernard Baylin writes that Colonial America was an extremely brutal place.
The Great Chinese Art Heist In GQ, Alex Palmer writes about what appears to be the Chinese elite backing sophisticated heists of China’s historical treasures in museums around the world to repatriate them back to China.
A Small Town Couple Left Behind a Stolen Painting Worth Over $100 Million – and a Big Mystery In the Washington Post, Antonia Noori Farzan writes about the discovery of an stolen original Willem de Kooning painting hanging in the modest home of a middle class couple with no history of crime.
The Haunting of a Heights House In Lapham’s Quarterly, Sarah Laskow writes about the ghost-hunter-in-residence at a museum home in Manhattan.
Camp Von Trier: On “Nymphomaniac, Vol. 1” In the Los Angeles Review of Books, Len Gutkin writes about Lars Von Trier, one of the most shocking and disturbing filmmakers working today, and whether his style is actually just camp.
Orthorexia: How My ‘Clean Eating’ Turned Into Anorexia In Self, Hannah Matthews writes about how she developed an eating disorder by coming to see food as toxic.
How a Fertilizer Accident Led to the Deadliest Industrial Disaster in American History On The Ringer, Michael Baumann, writes about the extraordinarily deadly explosions that nearly wiped a Texas town off the face of the planet in 1947.