Girl PowerThe New York Times Magazine on how women's rights are key to fighting poverty.
Hit and RunTexas Monthly examines what made Charlie Wilkinson kill his girlfriend's parents.
Talking the TalkNew York Times Magazine on Terry McAuliffe's very loud gubernatorial run.
World's Worst JobNew York Times Magazine on Asif Ali Zardari's struggle to govern Pakistan.
So I Married a Somali PirateGQ on the allure of ship hijackers inside the world's "most failed state."
Roads & Kingdoms
The Last Days of Tolstoy’s PeopleLeo Tolstoy so admired the Doukhobors, a remote pacifist sect in the highlands of Georgia, he tried to shield them from the modern world. Now only 500 of them remain.
Inside Higher Ed
Criticism Unwelcome The United Arab Emirates blocked an NYU professor who questioned its policies. Is academic freedom at risk?
The XX Factor
Nashville Prosecutors Reportedly Offered Women Plea Bargains in Exchange For Sterilization
The “How Does a U.N. Official Work?” Transcript What’s it like to manage the U.N.’s Ebola response? Read a transcript of Adam Davidson’s conversation with the assistant secretary-general for field support.
“I’d Rather Not Rewrite All the HTTP Stuff Myself” Fascinating early posts from the founders of eBay, Amazon, Google, and others.