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A Final Appeal

Twenty years ago, Brian Peixoto was convicted of killing his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son. But is he innocent?

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Can Surfing Reprogram the Veteran’s Brain?

An ex-SEAL turns to “ocean therapy” to cope with chronic pain and PTSD.

Previously: The Longform Guide to Surfing
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The NYPD Is Kicking People Out of Their Homes, Even if They Haven’t Committed a Crime

How cops are using nuisance abatement actions to put New Yorkers on the streets.

Sunday, February 7

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How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You: The BeyHive

An essay on Beyoncé and her fans.

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The House That Built Cam

To understand Cam Newton, you need to go to a small church 45 minutes outside of Atlanta called Holy Zion Center of Deliverance and hear his dad preach.

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My Misspent Youth

Life and debt as a young writer in New York.

Meghan Daum on the Longform Podcast
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The Making of Daniel Clowes

As an “angry young man,” Ghost World author Daniel Clowes insulted Stan Lee and Art Spiegelman in a graphic novel’s satirical alternate reality. It was born from a nagging self-doubt that, despite the cartoonist’s current recognition and status, lingers.

Saturday, February 6

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The Plot to Steal the Color White From DuPont

How Walter Liew stole titanium white from DuPont on behalf of the Chinese government.

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The Big Sleep

Australian scientists Pat and Peter Shaw always planned to take their lives, together. After saying goodbye to their daughters last October, they did.

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Vagabond Express

“We take the bus when we can’t afford to do anything but disappear.”

Friday, February 5

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How Chicago's 'Fraternal Order of Propaganda' Shapes the Story of Fatal Police Shootings

When cops kill civilians, their union is on hand to defend them. In many cases this has come at the expense of the truth.