Thursday, March 6
There are 45,000 service members missing in action from WWII and other wars who experts say are recoverable. Last year, the U.S. brought home 60 of them.
Former North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith’s battle with dementia.
Is the anonymous, reclusive inventor of Bitcoin this 64-year-old man in Los Angeles?
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An investigation into the practice of putting teenagers in solitary confinement.
Wednesday, March 5
How a man of little education and little means invented a simple machine that changed the lives of women in rural India.
Jennifer Senior is a contributing editor at New York and the author of All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood.
"I've had moments in motherhood that have been close to something like religious. But I don't think social scientists say things like, "How many numinous moments have you had?" They don't do that, so you have to figure out what to do. I was suddenly turning to other texts to try and explain all of this."
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- Senior on Longform
- [3:15] All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood (Ecco • Jan 2014)
- [6:30] "All Joy and No Fun" (New York • Jul 2010)
- [8:30] "Alone Together" (New York • Nov 2008)
- [39:00] "Hollywood on the Potomac" (New York Times • Dec 1993)
- [39:30] "The Language of the Deaf Evolves to Reflect New Sensibilities" (New York Times • Jan 1994)
- [44:15] "Hill Climbing" (New York • Apr 2001)
- [44:45] "Sorry, Your Time is Not Up" (New York • Aug 2001)
- [45:00] "Some Dark Thoughts on Happiness" (New York • Jul 2006)
- [46:00] "Can't Get No Satisfaction" (New York • Oct 2007)
- [46:15] "Recession Culture" (New York • May 2009)
- [46:15] "Why You Never Truly Leave High School" (New York • Jan 2013)
- [56:45] "In Conversation: Antonin Scalia" (New York • Oct 2013)
Jane Neubauer was just out of basic training when a secretive military unit recruited her for an undercover mission. She and the Air Force disagree about what happened next.