1. Our new story, Love and Ruin, features songs from the talented Afghan-American musician Quraishi!

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"Getting to know someone and gaining someone’s trust, the people you’re working with around you, is really important"
- Heath Ledger. Lost interview from 2005.

Check out the Creatavist version, too! 

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    "Getting to know someone and gaining someone’s trust, the people you’re working with around you, is really important"

    - Heath Ledger. Lost interview from 2005.

    Check out the Creatavist version, too! 

  3. In Love and Ruin, journalist James Verini travels to Afghanistan in search of a heartbreaking and exhilarating tale of romance, intrigue, and adventure. 

    In Love and Ruin, journalist James Verini travels to Afghanistan in search of a heartbreaking and exhilarating tale of romance, intrigue, and adventure. 

  4. Listen to Jon Mooallem talk about a time when America was so hungry it was willing to eat hippopotamuses, on This American Life. 
Read American Hippopotamus! 

    Listen to Jon Mooallem talk about a time when America was so hungry it was willing to eat hippopotamuses, on This American Life

    Read American Hippopotamus

  5. We have a major crush on this Valentine’s sampler of This American Life love stories.

    We have a major crush on this Valentine’s sampler of This American Life love stories.

  6. "When your body is a commodity, where’s the line?" Read buzzfeed's interview with Jennifer Sky.  
Then read Queen of the Tokyo Ballroom. 

    "When your body is a commodity, where’s the line?" Read buzzfeed's interview with Jennifer Sky.  

    Then read Queen of the Tokyo Ballroom

  7. “Tokyo was the turning point, the definable moment when I left childhood behind.” 
Jennifer Sky recounts her experience as a child model in Japan in Queen of the Tokyo Ballroom. 

    “Tokyo was the turning point, the definable moment when I left childhood behind.” 

    Jennifer Sky recounts her experience as a child model in Japan in Queen of the Tokyo Ballroom

  8. Cannibal and serial killer Albert Fish was executed on this day in 1936. 
Read Deborah Blum’s account of Fish’s crimes in Angel Killer. 

    Cannibal and serial killer Albert Fish was executed on this day in 1936. 

    Read Deborah Blum’s account of Fish’s crimes in Angel Killer

  9. One of our most beloved stories, My Mother’s Lover, is free this month. 

    One of our most beloved stories, My Mother’s Lover, is free this month. 

  10. Meet Fritz Duquesne (a.k.a. the Black Panther), one of the spies at the center of Jon Mooallem’s new story about America’s (almost) hippo industry. 

    Meet Fritz Duquesne (a.k.a. the Black Panther), one of the spies at the center of Jon Mooallem’s new story about America’s (almost) hippo industry.