Looking for something to read during the holidays? Try some of these essays from throughout 2014.
There's so many! Going to include a few favorites below.
The Truth About Chicago’s Crime Rates (April 11)
David Bernstein, Noah Isackson | Chicago Magazine | April 7, 2014 | 27 minutes (6,980 words)
The city’s drop in crime has been nothing short of miraculous. Here’s what’s behind the unbelievable numbers.
The Boy with Half a Brain (Aug. 29)
Michael Rubino | Indianapolis Monthly | Aug. 26, 2014 | 19 minutes (4,866 words)
Jeff and Tiernae Buttars made a difficult decision to have a portion of their son’s brain surgically removed to eliminate his seizures. The decision changed all of their lives.
Jackie’s Goodbye (Oct. 10)
Tiffany Stanley | National Journal | Oct. 7, 2014 | 40 minutes (10,103 words)
A heartbreaking account of the emotional and financial toll of Alzheimer’s, from the perspective of a woman who must care for her aunt.
The Disgrace of Our Criminal Justice (Nov. 28)
David Cole | The New York Review of Books | November 28, 2014 | 15 minutes (3,770 words)
Cole examines three books that highlight what is wrong with America’s justice system, and why incarceration rates are so high.