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Here are our favorite stories, podcasts, and videos from around the Web for the week of June 29.
- Photo editor Juliana Jiménez Jaramillo likes ...
“Orthodox Jews Can’t Protest Gay Pride Parade, Hire Mexicans Instead” by Alex Griswold, Mediaite
“Identity-less disposable labor, part of every healthy Randian dystopia.”
- Associate editor J. Bryan Lowder likes …
“Please Don’t Make Me Get Gay Married” by Brian Moylan, Time
“My partner and I got married (with much hand-wringing!) a while ago, but I respect this writer’s stand against marriage coercion.”
- Dear Prudence columnist Emily Yoffe likes …
“Drug Cops Took a College Kid’s Savings and Now 13 Police Departments Want a Cut” by Christopher Ingraham, Washington Post
"Here's an example of how the long, failed war on drugs has led to gross government violation of civil rights."
- Assistant editor Miriam Krule likes …
“A New Camouflage Pattern Now in Fashion for the U.S. Army” by Vanessa Friedman, New York Times
“I love that there was a ‘Camouflage Improvement Effort’—it sounds like something out of Catch-22 or Kurt Vonnegut.”
- Staff writer Leon Neyfakh likes …
“Rikers Island Population 9,790” by Dana Goldstein, Simone Weichselbaum, Christie Thompson, Eli Hager, Beth Schwartzapfel, Maurice Chammah, Alysia Santo, and Nick Tabor, New York magazine
“Lots and lots of extraordinary details about life on Rikers Island in this package from New York magazine and the Marshall Project.”