I recently used the above article for a persuasive writing lesson in my class that the students loved. The article is about how kids risk their lives to video tape crazy stunts to post on youtube and poses a question about youtube's responsibility.
I started the lesson with a video clip from youtube that the kids found hilarious = the perfect hook:
Then we read the article as a class. At the end of the article students are asked to choose a side on whether youtube should ban stunt videos and support their opinions with textual evidence.
The rest of the magazine is fabulous as well, so you will probably see more blogs in the future about other cool stuff I find in there.