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Life in a Town Where the Sun Don’t Shine
by Reese Wells | Meredith Meeks
Just off the northernmost road in the United States there’s a village of thirteen hearty souls who live off the land, preparing for a frighteningly frigid winter and darkness that lasts all day.
Week of Oct 5, 2015
The Naked Truth
Reclaiming My Rape, for My Sake and My Daughter’s
by Adele Oliveira
When I was drugged and assaulted by a friend in high school, I didn’t even know whether to call it rape. Thirteen years later, a new breed of Internet activism helped me process my old trauma.
Should New York State Save Sex Workers From Themselves?
by Caelainn Hogan
A groundbreaking new court system treats prostitutes as victims rather than criminals. But one sex-worker-turned-advocate reveals the flaws in that equation.
When a Father's Son Becomes His Daughter
by Meredith Ramirez Talusan
My domineering dad stood by me during my gender transition, but I didn’t truly become a woman until I finally stood up to him.
What Happens When a Lesbian Reporter Covers a Pray-the-Gay-Away Convention
by Sarah Viren
How writing about a conversion-therapy minister from Texas and his I-swear-I’m-cured-of-it young son taught me about compassion.
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Week of Sep 28, 2015
How to Save an Ancient Language Before It Disappears Forever
by Rosalie Chan
For decades, Taiwan’s minority Hakka people were banned from teaching their native language. Now an unlikely coalition of aging academics and millennial radio DJs are doing all they can to keep it alive.
The Clandestine Adventures of Alice in Saudi Land
by Jasmine Bager
At a discreet all-female book club in a shadowy Saudi café, women subtly push for societal change—with a little help from an imaginative heroine who turns 150 this year.
Meet the Turtles That Hibernate in Mini-Fridges and Cruise in Barbie Jeeps—and the New Yorkers Who Can’t Live Without Them
by Laurie Gwen Shapiro
A 74-year-old classical music critic, a female priest from Staten Island and a handsome young Pilates instructor are all card-carrying members of the world’s most dedicated society of turtle aficionados.
Losing Sleep with the Superfans of “Sleep No More”
by Tara Isabella Burton
Devotees of this interactive Off-Broadway play don’t just love the show. Some return hundreds of times, building an obsessive network of friendships along the way.
My Transcendental Trip Into the Secret World of the Gay Shaman Circle
by Daniel Krieger
In the West Village, a mystical healing group provides a sacred and safe space for gay men.
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