Here’s Hoping You Haven’t Been Naughty This Year!

Thanks Mike Marland for the great Christmas greeting. Here’s more from the folks at

Editor Nancy West: Heartfelt thanks to all for supporting during our first four months of life. Many of you have donated generously already. Thanks! Enjoy the holidays with the ones you love and watch out for 2016.

When East Meets West at Christmastime

Last year, I celebrated Orthodox Christmas with a Bosnian Serb family in East Sarajevo. We climbed out of bed at six in the morning for a traditional and unbelievably heavy meal of roasted lamb that I could barely stomach at sunrise, half awake and half identifying as a vegetarian at the time.

A False Rape That Wasn’t, Defective Guns and More in MuckReads

Don’t miss some of the best investigative reporting from news outlets around the country.

An Unbelievable Story of Rape, ProPublica/The Marshall Project
She said she was attacked at knifepoint and raped. Then she said she made it all up.