“My whole life my mother’s dream was to be served fried clams under a mounted deer head,” writes Spencer Wise. This year’s Top 5 Stories of the Week illuminate the range of human desires, from the humorous to the profound, the vindictive to the just downright strange. If what you’re longing for is great stories, look no further.
It’s a deadly efficient, ancient system of patronage and retaliation.
Morro da Providência has awoken and you must too.
I could do things for Tarzan a chimpanzee couldn’t.
Only after his death did it strike me what he was doing.
The nicer he was the more I wanted to hit him in the windpipe.