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Andy Wright

Photography
The Every 15 Minutes program stages gruesome car crashes and tearful mock funerals at high schools across California to deter teens from drunk driving. But does it work?
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How do you turn an Italian idyll into a trash-choked nightmare? Add tourists.
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A photographer plumbs the depths of her postpartum depression, drawing on a community of mothers whose agony matches her own.
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There’s only one place left in the country where gemstones are farmed. We meet some of the last American workers harvesting mother of pearl.
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At this storefront church in Milwaukee, everyone who walks through the door is welcome to burst into song.
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A conversation with filmmaker Nathan Silver and his mother Cindy about the new Topic documentary series Cutting My Mother.
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Illustration
Tales of deception from all sides of a con: scam victims, scam baiters, and the scammers themselves.
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Photography
Why those eye-popping pictures showing the pounds of cocaine, stacks of cash, and piles of firearms confiscated by police are the ideal propaganda for America’s war on drugs.
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Illustration
We asked over a dozen people how gifts, insurance payouts, the MacArthur Genius Award, book deals—ranging from $8,000 to over $1 million—were spent.
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Feature
The oral history of how a determined Chicago reporter convinced her boss to do something that hadn’t been done before—to create a fake business with a real location.
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Illustration
These six people are trying to make dying in America better—for both the living and the dead.
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Feature
A coat grown out of mushrooms, body odor as ID, a breakthrough in human-dolphin communication, and more from the wild edge of scientific research.
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When the family business is sex toys, there may be some awkward moments. But that hasn’t stopped these sibling and parent teams from dominating the industry.
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Feature
A near-unexplored wilderness was found on top of a mountain in Mozambique, and a dream team of scientists scaled the rock face to study it.
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No sweetheart in your life? Tired of feeling rejected and confused? Luckily for you, the world is full of places that were made for wallowing.
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