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Sunday, March 16, 2014

9 Feature Stories We're Reading This Week

This week for BuzzReads, Joel Oliphint unpacks the story of a 22-year-old, who, after killing another man while driving drunk, confessed his crime in a video that was viewed by millions. Read that and these other stories from around BuzzFeed and the web.


"I Killed a Man": What Happens When a Homicide Confession Goes Viral — BuzzFeed


"I Killed a Man": What Happens When a Homicide Confession Goes Viral — BuzzFeed


Last summer Matthew Cordle drove drunk the wrong way on a highway in Ohio, killing another driver. With the help of a charismatic, entrepreneurial do-gooder, Cordle admitted his guilt in a YouTube video that 2.6 million people watched — but where is the line between personal contrition and public spectacle? Read it at BuzzFeed.


How the Truth is Made at Russia Today — BuzzFeed


How the Truth is Made at Russia Today — BuzzFeed


Rosie Gray looks inside the Kremlin-funded media outlet Russia Today in the wake of two high-profile departures, including an anchor who resigned on-air. "The public shake-up and skewed coverage of Ukraine has pulled aside RT’s curtain, exposing the network’s propaganda apparatus, which relies on a number of Western reporters and producers." Read it at BuzzFeed.


John Gara/BuzzFeed


The ReckoningNew Yorker


The Reckoning — New Yorker


Andrew Solomon interviews Adam Lanza's father, Peter. "Since the shootings, Peter has avoided the press, but in September, as the first anniversary of his son’s rampage approached, he contacted me to say that he was ready to tell his story." Read it at the New Yorker .


Handout / Reuters


The 'Boys' in the BunkhouseNew York Times Magazine


The 'Boys' in the Bunkhouse — New York Times Magazine


A must-read investigation by Dan Barry into a group of disabled men who for decades suffered abuse and underpay while working at an Iowan turkey processing plant — and how they finally got justice. "The verdict conveyed the communal outrage felt about a case that, in courtrooms and the halls of government, has become shorthand for the segregation and exploitation of people with disabilities." Read it at The New York Times.


Photograph by Nicole Bengiveno for The New York Times




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