Friday, December 21, 2012

GOOD READS: Newtown, end-times and an avalanche story that will blow your mind

Posted By on Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Welcome back to the GOOD READS blog. Each week, Inlander staffers share five-ish of our favorite stories in hopes you'll love them too. Use them to speed up your Friday afternoon, or bookmark them for your morning coffee over the weekend. Then let us know what you think. Love 'em? Hate 'em? Read anything great lately?

1. "Teachers sought to soothe children in moments of terror" (Eli Saslow//Washington Post)  

Perhaps the most visceral telling of the Sandy Hook massacre yet.

2. "Snow Fall" (John Branch//New York Times)

The gripping story of the avalanche at Tunnel Creek, paired with gorgeous multimedia and graphics.

3. "'They were not thinking of him as a human being'" (Jim Morris//Center for Public Integrity)

When one man is severely burned on a factory job, his employers don't call 911. It takes 98 minutes to get him to a hospital. His story highlights the struggles of temporary workers, who are rarely protected and easily replaced.

4. "The Overly Documented Life" (A.J. Jacobs//Esquire)

A guy spends nine weeks with a camera recording everything he does, then writes about how it changed him.

5. "The Vissarion Christ" (Anna Nemtsova//Newsweek)

A look inside Russia's end-times cults.

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Heidi Groover is a staff writer at the Inlander, where she covers city government and drug policy. On the job, she's spent time with prostitutes, "street kids," marriage equality advocates and the family of a 16-year-old organ donor...