Far too many news headlines these days read like something out of one of the most famous short stories of all time, a once radical work of fiction that details the horrors of the mob mentality and public refusal to make real change. In this week’s Weekend Reader, we examine that story and explore the work that needs to be done to finally break the long cycle of compliance and communal trauma.

Also In Today’s Weekend Reader:

  • A viral photo shines the light on the impact of old-growth logging.
  • A Pulitzer Prize-winning feature explores the realities of running while black.
  • A morbid discovery tells a shocking story of stolen children and stolen land