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What Happens After the Violence

Twenty-five years following a survivor of childhood sexual trauma and abuse.

Pump jacks and a gas flare are seen near Williston, North Dakota, on September 6th, 2016.

Death on the Dakota Access

An investigation into the deadly business of building oil and gas pipelines.

Trump and Friends Cash In: Members and backers of the Trump administration are profiting from DAPL while scheming to make even bigger bucks shipping oil and petrochemicals overseas.

Trump and Friends Cash In

Members and backers of the Trump administration are profiting from DAPL while scheming to make even bigger bucks shipping oil and petrochemicals overseas.

A construction worker specializing in pipe-laying sandblasts a section of pipeline on July 25th, 2013, outside Watford City, North Dakota.

Methodology for Calculating Fatality Rates

How we uncovered the numbers behind pipeline construction fatalities.

Teenagers play in sunset surf along the southern tip of Tangier Island.

The Country's First Climate Change Casualties?

Scientists predict Tangier Island could be uninhabitable within 25 years. This is the story of the people willing to go down with it—and why they've risked it all on Donald Trump to keep them afloat.

Culture Pages

Florence Farmborough in 1915.

PS Picks: 'No Man's Land: Women's Photography and the First World War'

PS Picks is a selection of the best things that the magazine's staff and contributors are reading, watching, or otherwise paying attention to in the worlds of art, politics, and culture.

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Objects That Matter: The Prison Uniform

Women wore, and sometimes designed, their own clothes in California prisons until the 1990s, when the state began issuing uniforms to its female inmates.

Hitler's American Friends: The Third Reich's Supporters in the United States.

The Third Reich's Supporters in the United States

A nervous storm cloud of historical might-have-beens—a fitting companion to our age of diffuse paranoia.

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PS Picks: A New 'Halloween,' as Fresh as the Original

PS Picks is a selection of the best things that the magazine's staff and contributors are reading, watching, or otherwise paying attention to in the worlds of art, politics, and culture.

Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side.

Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side

Sociologist Eve Ewing analyzes the closings from multiple angles.

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PS Picks: BLK MKT Vintage

PS Picks is a selection of the best things that the magazine's staff and contributors are reading, watching, or otherwise paying attention to in the worlds of art, politics, and culture.

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Searching for the True Price of Public Paintings in Oakland

Sorell Raino-Tsui helps connect Oakland's muralists with customers who can pay them fairly for their work. But what if he's helping hasten gentrification?

Let It Bang: A Young Black Man's Reluctant Odyssey Into Guns.

What Happens When a Black Man Tries to Embrace White Gun Culture

RJ Young's memoir recounts how he tried to endear himself to his white in-laws by learning how to shoot. Both love affairs eventually fell apart.

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PS Picks: Nicole Chung's Debut Book, 'All You Can Ever Know'

PS Picks is a selection of the best things that the magazine's staff and contributors are reading, watching, or otherwise paying attention to in the worlds of art, politics, and culture.

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Poet Rickey Laurentiis Challenges the Classics

We spoke to Rickey Laurentiis about what he recommends reading, watching, and listening to.

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The Mongolian Wonder Women

In Ulaanbaatar, a small women's rights group is using comic books to nurture Mongolian women's ambitions.

The Fix

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How to Rewrite a Region's Story

In one of the poorest areas of the country, public schools are driving economic transformation.

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Saving Critical Thinking, One Joke at a Time

Humor is no laughing matter when it comes to persuading others.

Primer

Oceti Sakowin Camp, the main water protector campsite located just to the North of Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Reservation on Highway 1806, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, on October 27th, 2016.

Behind the Scenes: A Note From the Newsroom

On the making of our feature story concerning the deadly business of building oil and gas pipelines.

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Overheard: The Conversation, in Context

"Same-sex marriage is everywhere, all of the time. One cannot hide from it."

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DNA Diets

So far, attempts to optimize our diets based on our DNA have not panned out.

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Desegregated Playtime Gives Heart Health a Boost

It's less likely you'll expand your waistline if you're expanding your horizons.

Field Notes

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Field Notes: Looking Out on the Gulf of Mexico After a Storm

Sarasota, Florida: A wedding guest takes a smoke break along the water after a late afternoon thunderstorm.

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Letter From Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Inside a Safe House for Ethiopian Women

Set off of one of Addis Ababa's main streets is a secret, self-enclosed village. In that village, girls like Raissa—some as young as 11 years old—fleeing bride abduction, early marriage, and other harmful practices have found a refuge.

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Field Notes: Outside a Rally for Myanmar's National League for Democracy

Yangon, Myanmar: In 2015, a week before general elections, people attend a rally for politician Aung San Suu Kyi and her party, the National League for Democracy.

The Colorado River is seen at the bottom of the Grand Canyon on April 20th, 2018.

Letter From Phantom Ranch: Meet the Man Who Lives at the Bottom of the Grand Canyon

Sjors Horstman has spent the last 30 years of his life at the bottom of the Grand Canyon as a volunteer for the National Park Service—one of the longest-serving volunteers in NPS history.

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Field Notes: At the Scene of the Crime in Manila

Manila, Philippines: In 2016, police investigate an alley where a 37-year-old man was killed by two unidentified gunmen riding motorcycles.

Sister Mildred Gross, provincial of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ convent, on October 31, 1992, during a news conference on the recent killing of five of their missionary sisters in Liberia.

Letter From Lancaster County, Pennsylvania: Nuns vs. Big Gas

The Adorers of the Blood of Christ, an order of Catholic nuns that define themselves as advocates of Earth, square off against the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline.

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Field Notes: Sunbathing Among the Ruins of a Shipping Vessel

Zante Island, Greece: The remains of a cigarette ship that met its demise in October of 1980.