Headlines Edition

Tuesday headlines: There goes the Hollywood.

Leaked documents show how China is carrying out the mass detentions of ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang region.

Iranian intelligence cables find Tehran deeply embedded in Baghdad's affairs, but struggling to maintain its hegemony.

Stories from three journalists travelling through every mainland country in West Africa.

A parable about 11 stolen motorcycles helps explain cycles of vengeance in the Central African Republic.

"Telephone farming" is making agriculture a cool side hustle for adventure-seeking, entrepreneurial millennials.

British women in the Brexit era with multicolored hair explain why they love it.

The House impeachment inquiry will hear testimony this week from nine more witnesses.

Like with gun control, Trump caved on promised vape reforms out of fear that his base will stay home in 2020.

Stephen Miller is a white nationalist. The fact that he’s not going anywhere demonstrates how much hate we tolerate from this White House.

Under Trump's cuts, FedEx's tax bill went from $1.5 billion in 2017 to zero in 2018. The company gave the savings to its shareholders.

With rampant drugs and homelessness, the Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles is out of control.

See also: In the films of Yasujirō Ozu, pain is commonplace while the world stares on placidly.

"Almost like a death sentence." Homeless Alaskans fear the approach of winter after this summer's massive budget cuts by the Republican governor.

A fascinating article from 2017 if you haven't read it: on the technologies deployed by scientists to understand big fires.

A former astrologist explains what really happens when you visit a psychic—basically, it's all one big word association game.

Watch: A short film about making miniatures for dollhouses that depict contemporary life as we actually live it.

The most excellent, Rooster-worthy books of 2019: It’s the 2020 Tournament of Books Long List!