Scott Sayare is a writer and reporter based in Paris. For five years he reported for The New York Times, attached to the newspaper’s foreign bureau in the French capital and dispatched across France, southern Europe and North Africa. In addition to The Times, his reporting and essays have been pu...
The 20 pieces that grabbed readers by the scruff of the neck, by the heartstrings, by any means possible, and wouldn't let go. This isn't a very humble list, we know. But as this bruising year slips into the record books, we're ignoring Kendrick Lamar's advice in order to share some of the most special stories GQ brought to light this year. These are the 20 that captivated readers the most, and with good reason.
One boy, seated towards the rear of the boat, was singing over the thrum of the motor, perhaps out of exhilaration, perhaps out of boredom, or perhaps out of fear, though four years of war in Syria had dulled his sensitivity to risk and it had not been strong to start. The others were praying. O sea, be kind! the boy sang. “Shut up!” the others pleaded. Near the end of the crossing, with Turkey well behind them, the boat’s motor gave out.
His is a prevalent view these days. Despite its reputation as the bustling spiritual home of the bohemian, the city has in recent years grown ever less mirthful and ever more staid and bourgeois, club owners say. Faced with mounting noise complaints, fines and closings, many Parisian bars and concert halls are struggling to stay afloat.
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@laurakipnis brilliant and clear-eyed to recognize abuse as work of the pitiful, men gifted power only by the gendered fluke of culture. “Women get to be the dumping ground for every form of male weakness and self-loathing that can be offloaded onto them.“ https://t.co/2Uqx6s3dCp
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