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After the Gold Rush

The gilded marriage—and divorce—of Donald and Ivana Trump.

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Slender Man Is Watching

Two young girls try to murder another in Waukesha, Wisconsin, trying to bring an internet meme to life.

Friday, August 28

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The Red-Baiting of Lena Horne

She stumbled into communist circles, and it nearly derailed her career.

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Welcome to Beautiful Parkersburg, West Virginia

A town ruined by the chemical C8, an ingredient in the making of Teflon.

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Heart of Agave

A small organic agave farmer stands firm against the collision of Big Agriculture and tequila.

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Mostly Joking

Behind the scenes with the creator of Black-ish.

Thursday, August 27

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Connor Goes to Hollywood

Chasing stardom in YouTube’s crowded universe.

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Searching for Sugar Daddy

The men and the women of the transactional-love economy. “A thing you should know is that there are very few people to root for in this story.”

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "The Apartment"

A new neighbor's arrival highlights old and quiet problems.

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White Kermode

On the rare white bear that may save a British Columbia rainforest.

Wednesday, August 26

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In Conversation: Quentin Tarantino

“I probably am mellowing. I’m happy about that. I was a pretty angry young man, but if I were angry now, it’d be like, What the fuck is my problem? I’ve got a really terrific life. It’s so rare to be an artist in my position.”

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One Hundred Years of Arm Bars

How three generations of a Brazilian family evangelized for and fought over the sport of Gracie jiu-jitsu as it moved from the Amazon to Hollywood to the UFC.

Previously: David Samuels on the Longform Podcast