Wednesday, February 27, 2013

GOOD READS: Troubled jails, domestic violence and the man who used to run MTV

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Welcome back to GOOD READS, where Inlander staffers share a few of our favorite stories.

1. "Tom Freston, Runaway Mogul" (Joe Hagan//Men's Journal)

The man who used to run MTV is now in charge of Bono's nonprofit fighting AIDS and malaria in Africa.

2. "What's Wrong with the Violence Against Women Act?" (Kate Pickert//TIME) 

The impossibly difficult problem of domestic violence.

3. "The Rape of Petty Officer Blumer" (Sabrina Rubin Erdely//Rolling Stone)

A Navy intelligence analyst wakes up after being roofied and raped to find almost nobody willing to help her. 

4. "Death at Dawson" (Emily  DePrang//Texas Observer)

Why is one of Texas' most troubled jails still operating? 

PHOTO ESSAY Inside the abandoned radioactive towns of Japan (Christian Storm//VICE) 

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Heidi Groover

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...