Weekly Recommended Reading

Meet the KGB Spies Who Invented Fake News, and more...

Meet the KGB Spies Who Invented Fake News We reveal how one of the biggest fake news stories ever concocted — the 1984 AIDS-is-a-biological-weapon hoax — went viral in the pre-Internet era. Meet the KGB cons who invented it, and the “truth squad” that quashed it. For a bit, video from The New York Times

Why Can't Allyson Get Ahead? The U.S. economy is growing, but for workers, it's longer hours, lower pay and almost no security. What happened to the American dream?, from Rolling Stone

How Extreme Weather Is Shrinking the Planet With wildfires, heat waves, and rising sea levels, large tracts of the earth are at risk of becoming uninhabitable. But the fossil-fuel industry continues its assault on the facts, from The New Yorker

Why Britain Needs Its Own Mueller, from the New York Review of Books

The Watcher A family bought their dream house. But according to the creepy letters they started to get, they weren't the only ones interested in it, from The Cut

The Stranger in the Shelter Told here in full for the first time, this is the horrifying story of the first murder on the Appalachian Trail, the kidnapping that followed, and how one woman learned to survive, from Outside

Three Feet From God: An Oral History of Nirvana ‘Unplugged,' from The Ringer