Mother Jones Magazine Cover : May + June 2013

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  • Cover Story
  • Schizophrenic. Killer. My Cousin.

    It’s insanity to kill your father with a kitchen knife. It’s also insanity to close hospitals, fire therapists, and leave families to face mental illness on their own.

  • Access Hollywood

    Lights, camera, super-PAC! How DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg became the Democrats’ high-grossing showbiz money man.

  • Terminated

    Pretty soon, super-savvy robots will give you a life of leisure. They’ll just be stealing your job first.

  • Stay Gold

    No big endorsements, no reality TV, no cereal boxes. Ten months after bringing home Olympic gold, Claressa “T-Rex” Shields just keeps fighting.

  • Return to Sender

    The growing evangelical adoption movement places desperate orphans with Jesus-loving families. The match isn’t always made in heaven.

  • Cheap Shots

    The vaccine scandal you haven’t heard about

  • Farm to Fable

    Superfood, or super fad?


1 Peter Stone (“This Gun’s for Hire“) has reported on money and politics for more than two decades.

Mac McClelland would like to thank her family members, again, for agreeing to just one more interview (“Schizophrenic. Killer. My Cousin“); 2 Jeremy Harris’ photos have appeared in Rolling Stone and Kerrang!

Andy Kroll awkwardly ate alone at one of LA’s finest restaurants to glimpse the true life of a movie mogul (“Access Hollywood“); Robert Risko’s illustrations of the glitterati have been featured in Vanity Fair for 30 years.

In November, 3 Roberto Parada narrowly beat our machine future (“Terminated“) by doing one of Newsweek‘s last print covers.

4 Kathryn Joyce is the author of The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption; her article (“Return to Sender“) was supported by a Knight Luce Fellowship for Reporting on Global Religion.

After following boxer Claressa Shields from Michigan to China (“Stay Gold“), 5 Zackary Canepari is editing a documentary about the teenage Olympic champion.

Even though it was written on her list of prepared questions, 6 Sydney Brownstone chickened out of telling comedian Tig Notaro (“You’ll Laugh, You’ll Cry“) her best joke: It’s about a whale who walks into a bar with a shotgun and a six-pack. There is no punch line.

Peter Stone
Jeremy Harris Roberto Parada
Kathryn Joyce
Zackary Canepri Sydney Brownstone