More than 2 million people are incarcerated in the United States. This series looks at what happens to their lives—their relationships, families and future prospects—when they get out.
When I was a little kid, I washed my hands so often that my skin bled raw. I had just learned what germs were and in my imagination little disease-ridden critters crawled all over me every time I touched something new. So a few times an hour, I would run to the sink and try to scrub them off. Not really knowing what…
Perhaps the most shocking thing about Milo Yiannopoulos is that he is utterly charming.
Get ready for some corny “peace pipe” jokes because Native American tribes are jumping on the weed wagon.
Watching Women Laughing Alone with Salad is like reading the diary of the archetypical basic bitch.
Paint this scene in your mind. A quiet street in Mountain View, California. Bungalows, hybrid cars, sunshine. Now, add a wild turkey sprinting onto the road. Then a woman chasing it. In a wheelchair. Wielding a broom. And finally: because this town is the home of Google, a self-driving car pulls onto the street and,…
When Mariah Idrissi got a call from a model scout earlier this year asking her to feature in a new ad campaign for H&M, the 23-year-old was skeptical. “Are you sure they know I wear a hijab?" she asked.
Back when Walter Thompson-Hernandez was in graduate school, his friends and family would give him blank stares as he explained what he was studying.
SAN FRANCISCO—A few months ago, Jimmie Fails, a 20-year-old black native San Franciscan, was coming back to his apartment when he noticed a white guy ahead of him. As they passed a park, the guy glanced back at Jimmie then crossed the street, seemingly to avoid him. Jimmie yelled over that he didn’t want any trouble,…
I have a confession to make: I might have cheated to get this job.
Loose-fitting men’s cargo pants, a men’s button-up shirt over a women’s form-fitting V-neck T-shirt and unisex sneakers. That’s how fashion model Rain Dove describes her everyday carefree style. And in Jimmy’s Diner in Williamsburg, Brooklyn one afternoon, the fashion model is wearing exactly that.
NEW ORLEANS—The attic started to feel dangerous. Kimberly Rivers-Roberts and her husband, Scott, climbed up there when water entered their home. But now an unsteady roof twitching up and down was all that protected them from Hurricane Katrina.
Nora McCarthy is a natural narrator.
For Charlie, it was clear that rehab was necessary when, after months of obsessively playing a smartphone game called Spirit Lords, her mother called her at college worried that she had taken up gambling. Her savings account was drained. Multiple overdraft notices had arrived at her parents' house. Over five months,…
When Jennicet Gutiérrez interrupted President Obama at a White House LGBT pride event there were a few seconds where she considered cutting her speech short.
A few months ago, the Internet was obsessed with Invisible Girlfriend/Boyfriend, a new start-up that allows users to "build" a significant other with whom they can exchange text messages. The founders said they created it for people who wanted "social proof" they were in a relationship, i.e., for people who wanted to…
Poetry is everywhere. Newly digital but always relevant, a new generation is telling its own stories online and in verse. In the Poetic License series, Fusion Voices presents some fresh takes on the art form.
Holly Jacobs had reached a point of desperation when, in 2012, she fired off the e-mail that would set so very many things in motion. Jacobs’ ex-boyfriend had posted nude images of her online that — in the truest sense of the word — had gone viral, spreading like an uncontainable infection across the scantily-clad…
The corner store is a fixture in communities around the country, providing basics (and backdrop) to every day life.