The Twisted History of Your Favorite Board GameBy Jessica Gross, LongreadsAn interview with Mary Pilon about her new book, ‘The Monopolists,’ which uncovers the real story about how Monopoly became the game it is today.
The Wrong WayBy Jennifer Gonnerman, Mother JonesMiram Carey drove through a White House checkpoint and died in a hail of bullets, her infant in the back seat. Was a Secret Service screwup to blame?
Disney’s $1 Billion Bet on a Magical WristbandBy Cliff Kuang, WiredIf you want to imagine how the world will look in just a few years, once our cell phones become the keepers of both our money and identity, skip Silicon Valley and book a ticket to Orlando. Go to Disney World. Then, reserve a meal at a restaurant called Be Our Guest, using the Disney World app to order your food in advance.
The Brief, Extraordinary Life of Cody SpaffordBy Allecia Vermillion, Seattle MetCody Spafford found both solace and redemption in the kitchen of Seattle’s most celebrated restaurant. What turned a promising chef into a bank robber?
Jane Goodall Is Still Wild at HeartBy Paul Tullis, New York Times MagazineHalf a century ago, she journeyed into the Tanzanian jungle to change how the world saw chimpanzees. Today the world’s most famous conservationist is on a mission to save their lives.
Was Selma Worth It?By Amy K. Nelson, Medium’s MatterMeet Selma’s lost heroes, one black, two white. Fifty years after their deaths, their families are still reckoning with history, still weighing the price they had to pay.
Where the Bodies Are BuriedBy Patrick Radden Keefe, New YorkerGerry Adams has long denied being a member of the I.R.A. But his former compatriots claim that he authorized murder.