Man at His Best

Weekly Roundup: Pulitzer Prize Winners Edition

Five Pulitzer Prize-winning stories that everyone should read about.

BY WAYNE CHEONG | Apr 22, 2016 | Culture

1 | The violation of the body is an offense but the negligence of the crime is far worse. In this ProPublica and The Marshall Project exposé by Ken Armstrong and T Christian Miller will leave you in a state of disbelief that this entire account occurs in real life.

2 | What happens when a safe haven turns into a prison of neglect? Leonora LaPeter Anton and Anthony Cormier of the Tampa Bay Times and Michael Braga of the Saraota Herald-Tribune cover the story of the declining state of mental institutions in Florida.

3 | Where does your food come from? When it comes to your fish, the answer might leave a terrible taste on your palate. Robin McDowell, Margie Mason and Martha Mendoza from the Associate Press bring you the story.

4 | Alissa J Rubin reports on the brutal killing of Farkhunda Malikzada, who was beaten to death by a mob in Kabul, Afghanistan. But the real crime is the country’s sham justice system. The piece is a harrowing read but the video accompaniment of the crime further erodes your belief in humanity.

5 | On one level, earthquakes are a reminder of the shifting earth that slowly turns in space. On another level, it also reminds us about the tenuous nature of existence. Kathryn Schulz writes for The New Yorker about the Cascadia fault line that will one day “destroy a sizable portion of the [American] coastal Northwest”.