CULTURE

Portlandization: It Can Happen to a Place Near You (Tablet Magazine)

The Lightening: What happens when you find out the mother you never met has thrown siblings you didn’t know you had off a bridge — and there’s a book coming out about it? (Medium.com)

The Complex Identity Politics of Elizabeth Warren’s Native Heritage (Reason.com)

Anatomy of a Child Pornographer: What happens when adults catch teenagers "sexting" photos of each other? The death of common sense (Reason Magazine)

Why Not to Write About a Supreme Master of the Universe: An afternoon with the followers of Ching Hai (LA Weekly)

Sanctuary: Days and Nights at the King Edward Saloon (LA Weekly)

There Goes the Neighborhood: Race, real estate, and gentrification on my block (Willamette Week)

Us and ThemThe code of the cop bar, RAMPART division. (LA Weekly)

The Great Alaskan Morel Rush: Guns, bears, cash in the woods. (Los Angeles Times Magazine)

FAME

Asia Argento’s Time is Up (Reason.com)

No Exit Plan: The Lies and Follies of Laura Albert, aka, JT Leroy. (LA Weekly) 

Jena at 15: A Childhood in Hollywood. (LA Weekly)

40 Bucks and a DreamThe lives of a Hollywood Motel (LA Weekly)

 

HEARTBREAK

Modern Love: Taking My Ex Back In (for His Own Good) (New York Times)

Grief's Gravity: When Jessica Santillan died of a botched heart-lung transplant, Nancy Rommelmann was nearly swallowed by the story. (LA Weekly)

Who She Took With Her: ... the husband, the son, the boyfriend... a drunk's tale. (LA Weekly)

Crying and Digging: Reclaiming the realities and rituals of death (Los Angeles Times Magazine)

 

CRIME

The Monstrousness of Empathy: When private tragedy becomes public property (Oregon Humanities)

Sacrificing Rebecca: Laurie Recht loved her 14-year-old daughter to death. Literally. (Willamette Week)