She pled guilty to manslaughter, but activists believe this trans woman was “on trial for surviving a hate crime.”
The Right-Wing War on a Transgender Girl Scout—Mother Jones
Why a fight to exclude a 7-year-old could mean no Thin Mints for you.
Should Not Disclosing Your HIV Status Be a Crime?—Mother Jones
In 34 states it’s illegal to not disclose your HIV-positive status to a sexual partner. But are these laws doing more harm than good?
Right-to-Work Laws, Explained—Mother Jones
Anti-union laws are spreading to new states. But do voters know what right-to-work really means?
Wanted: Macho Men with Moustaches—The Believer
The gay disco group that turned on America
Eddie Is Gone—The Believer
The life and death of surf legend Eddie Aikau tells a Hawaiian story not found in most guidebooks.
Songs in the Key of Death—The Morning News
America’s funeral parlors rely on one man to provide the theme music for your grandmother’s memorial service, the pop radio for your cousin’s wake. Welcome to “semi-spiritual” ambient music and the stuff of contemporary mourning.
Notes From the Rebuild—The Morning News
Bringing back homes in New Orleans.
How to Embalm a Body—The Morning News
Those who can’t do, learn. In this installment of the series in which the clueless apprentice with the experts, I visit a funeral home in New Jersey to learn, hands-on, how to prepare someone for an eternal rest.
How to Hunt—The Morning News
Those who can’t do, learn. In this installment of the series in which the clueless apprentice with the experts, I get licensed, wake up very early, and track turkeys in the woods.