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Kate’s Still Here (Esquire.com)You can't escape death on a farm, where it is both a practical matter and an asset. Photo by Stanley Zimny

Kate’s Still Here (Esquire.com)

Originally Published: Esquire.com • November 14, 2017  • Recommended by Longreads, Longform and The Sunday Long Read

For three days during a humid stretch of July in Newton, North Carolina, cars lined up along the dirt road outside the home of Deloy and Kate Oberlin. Read more...

Oxytots: Instead of learning from the unfounded hysteria of the crack baby era, we’re repeating it (Slate)Photo by Roberto Carlos Pecino Martinez

Oxytots: Instead of learning from the unfounded hysteria of the crack baby era, we’re repeating it (Slate)

Originally Published: Slate • December 7, 2014

In 1985, as crack cocaine use was surging in American cities, the New England Journal of Medicine published a provocative study. Read more...

Introducing the Urban Super-Raccoon — Nimble, Quick and Getting Smarter Every Day (Slate)Photo by Triker-Sticks

Introducing the Urban Super-Raccoon — Nimble, Quick and Getting Smarter Every Day (Slate)

Originally Published: Slate • September 30, 2016

Late this summer, a raccoon kept entering my mom’s house through her cat door. This particular creature was savvy, dexterous, and driven, a kind of super-raccoon combining all the strengths of its species with none of the reticence of its country brethren.

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