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The Brutal Excommunication of a Christian Homeschooling Pioneer

She was a rising star of the religious right, with fervent followers across the nation. When she filed for divorce, it all came crashing down.

The “Fixer” at the Heart of the Campus Sexual Assault Debate

An excerpt from Vanessa Grigoriadis's new book about sex, power and consent on campus.

This Flood-Savaged Hamlet Proves Climate Change Isn’t Just a Coastal Concern

Nine inches of rain nearly wiped Richwood, West Virginia, off the map. As waters rise around the globe, this tiny town offers a terrifying vision of our future—if we don’t act.

The Man Who’s Been Fighting for Medicinal Psychedelics for 45 Years

A consensus is building that demonized drugs like LSD and MDMA have significant therapeutic value. Rick Doblin has been preparing for this moment since he was 18 years old.

This Daring Brit’s Long-Lost WWII Diary Chronicles London’s Darkest Days

As Nazi bombs rained, an aging architect risked his life to protect the greatest symbol of England's resistance: St. Paul’s Cathedral. And he documented every moment.

I Spent a Week in the Colombian Jungle Harvesting Cocaine

To understand the drug that has shaped my country's history, I set my fear aside and got to work.

Inside the Colorado Mansion Where the Kittens of BDSM Run Wild

An eye-opening afternoon at The Chateau, with the fast-growing, feline sub-sect of the adult role-playing universe.

Where Counting Hawks Is an Obsession

Greg Hanisek’s decades-old ritual defines his life, even as the birds and those who track them slowly disappear.

The U.S. Tested 67 Nuclear Bombs in Their Country. Now They’re Dying in Oklahoma.

After a series of military experiments devastated their homeland, Marshall Islands residents were permitted to immigrate to the U.S. But they didn’t know their American dream...