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The Kentucky Derby is STILL Decadent and Depraved, and So is Humanitynew

This week marks 46 years since Scanlan’s Monthly published Hunter S. Thompson’s legendary piece, “The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved,” a subjective and hilarious report of the 1970 Kentucky Derby.
LEO Weekly  |  Frank Messina  |  04-28-2016  |  Features

The Ballad of Fred and Yokonew

How one of the world's foremost Beatles collectors died homeless on the streets of Little Rock.
Arkansas Times  |  Will Stephenson  |  03-31-2016  |  Features

No Vagrancy?new

In Salt Lake City's budget no-tell motels, hustling to survive is the name of the game.
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  Stephen Dark  |  02-22-2016  |  Features


As regulators put a price tag — $1.32 billion — on what Scott Tucker's payday-lending enterprises have squeezed out of poor people, a grand jury convenes.
The Pitch  |  Steve Vockrodt  |  02-03-2016  |  Features

The Year in Baltimore Homicidesnew

People are killing people in the streets of Baltimore, nearly every day. In 2015, there were 344 homicides—most of them young black men. If you are a young black man in Baltimore, you are 30 times more likely to die on the streets here than if you had grown up elsewhere in the U.S.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Karen Houppert, Edward Ericson Jr., Kenneth Stone Breckenridge, Rebekah Kirkman and Brandon Soderberg  |  01-06-2016  |  Features

Chillingly Clueless: Svalbard’s 10 Strangest Stories of 2015new

Which is stranger: a year where parasitic wasps went on an Arctic killing spree and robots rode roller coasters in the world's northernmost ghost town, or the year that actually happened? Yeah, we’re not sure either.
Icepeople  |  Mark Sabbatini  |  01-06-2016  |  Features

Into blackness: Svalbard’s 12 biggest stories of 2015new

The world's northernmost town was already facing the devastating loss of its cornerstone industry and a quarter of its residents – and then just before Christmas was permanently scarred by an avalanche that ranks as one of the area's worst-ever disasters.
Icepeople  |  Mark Sabbatini  |  01-06-2016  |  Features

Why I Am Probably Going to Send the Drunk Driver Who Killed My Parents a Christmas Cardnew

The 10th anniversary of my parents' death brings up many emotions. Hate isn't one of them.
The Stranger  |  Emily Pothast  |  12-23-2015  |  Features

How El Chapo Digs His Tunnelsnew

The cartel underground.
San Diego Reader  |  Monte Reel  |  12-17-2015  |  Features

Barefoot Brouhahanew

National winemaker seeks to stomp out local Charlottesville company's moniker.
C-Ville Weekly  |  Lisa Provence  |  11-24-2015  |  Features

Fear and Loathing in Denvernew

A new light has been turned on in the Hunter S. Thompson kitchen.
LEO Weekly  |  Clayton L. Luce  |  11-04-2015  |  Features

The Story of a Botched Sting, a Dead Informant and Friendly Firenew

The story of a DEA sting operation in which the confidential informant died, a Houston police officer shot a sheriff’s deputy and most of the suspects were never held accountable.
Houston Press  |  Leif Reigstad  |  10-28-2015  |  Features

Paradise Lostnew

As the Patriot Movement grabs headlines around the country, memories of Ruby Ridge and the Aryan Nations present an image problem for Constitutionalists in Idaho, which has long been associated with anti-government and militia groups. Boise Weekly talks to a few Patriots about their identity as a group.
Boise Weekly  |  Harrison Berry  |  10-13-2015  |  Features

Welcome to Cannabis County, Coloradonew

Marijuana-friendly regulations and abundant ag land have positioned Pueblo County for an economic boom. Will it last?
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Joel Warner  |  10-08-2015  |  Features

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