1. “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

  2. 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

  3. 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. 

  4. 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. 

  5. Read the first two chapters of Jon Mooallem’s American Hippopotamus, a true story about spies and, well, hippos. 

    Read the first two chapters of Jon Mooallem’s American Hippopotamus, a true story about spies and, well, hippos. 

  6. THANKS, DUDES!

    gobookyourself:

    Go Book Yourself: Top 5 Non-Fiction Books 2013

    Truth is stranger than fiction, and just as entertaining…

    Coronado High by Joshuah Bearman for the true tale of a group of California surfers who became unlikely drug kingpins

    The Pioneer Detectives by Konstantin Kakaes for a fascinating blend of physics, maths, mystery, and thriller that grips like a true crime story

    Going Clear by Lawrence Wright for an eye-opening and troubling look inside the Church of Scientology

    How To Get Away With Murder In America by Evan Wright for the gripping tale of a mafia hit-man who became the CIA’s top assassin

    Ingenious by Joseph Fagone to follow the story of amateur engineers racing to create the car of the future, and win a $10m prize

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  7. Read our new story, an epic tale of espionage and hippos.
American Hippopotamus by Jon Mooallem. 

    Read our new story, an epic tale of espionage and hippos.

    American Hippopotamus by Jon Mooallem. 

  8. creatavist:

We’re thrilled to announce the release of “The Gutbucket King,” by Barry Yeoman. It’s Issue No. 2 of The New New South, and it’s on sale now! It includes music and interviews with Little Freddie King, as well as files for e-readers.

    creatavist:

    We’re thrilled to announce the release of “The Gutbucket King,” by Barry Yeoman. It’s Issue No. 2 of The New New South, and it’s on sale now! It includes music and interviews with Little Freddie King, as well as files for e-readers.

  9. French artist Fabienne Rivory crafted these beautiful watercolored photographs for our new story, When We Are Called to Part, about Hawaii’s leprosy settlement. 

  10. creatavist:

A new genre? American Public Media presents Marketplace Reader - a radiozine! 

    creatavist:

    A new genre? American Public Media presents Marketplace Reader - a radiozine!