Do you need an absolutely bonkers murder case to read about? Of course you do. Don’t worry–The New Yorker has got you covered.
… but this thing from ASOS is a stone-cold atrocity.
It is even mostly sold out, so apparently there are women out there wearing this thing! Good luck to you, ladies. You are far braver than I!
This 1989 profile of Errol Morris popped up on Longform this week, and it is a delight. I think I chuckled at every single direct quote from Morris; he really comes across as a charming kook who just stumbled into exonerating an innocent man (and who really knew how to run with the information he had).
The Thin Blue Line is on Netflix, and, even knowing the story and how it all turns out, the film remains utterly compelling.
Standard Operating Procedure, Morris’ 2008 work on Abu Ghraib, is also on Netflix, but I just don’t have the emotional wherewithal to watch it. Someday, though.
This piece is a super interesting blend of crime (poaching and drugs!), history, and international trade. A good read in general, but definitely a really good read for fans of ginseng in cosmetics.
China’s Gold Rush in the Hills of Appalachia (Foreign Policy)