The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Josh Clark

To Boldly Go Where No Body Has Gone Before On Slate, Daniel Oberhaus writes about NASA's evaluations of the peculiar problem that will face us during deep space travel.

Where the Bodies Are Buried In The New Yorker, Patrick Radden Keefe writes about the 1972 kidnapping and execution of a woman who was suspected of being an informant by the IRA but who may have been innocent.

Stop Sending Me Jonathan Franzen Novels In The Intercept, Barrett Brown writes his review of Jonathan Franzen's novel Purity, which proves unfavorable.

The Dragnet On The Verge, Russell Brandom writes about an imprisoned man's investigation into the secret device used by law enforcement to find and arrest him.

World's Oldest Temple to Be Restored On National Geographic, Andrew Curry writes about a temple in Turkey that predates agriculture be several thousand years.

Santa Muerte, Full of Grace On The Intercept, Barrett Brown continues his review of life in prison, including a room mate in solitary confinement.

A Visit to the Sweat Lodge In this installment on The Intercept, Barrett Brown writes about being asked to join the weekly sweat lodge at his prison.