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Wading Toward Home

Less than a week after Katrina, Michael Lewis goes home to New Orleans.

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Bringing Down America's Happiest Christian Cult

How a former member of Jesus People USA exposed its history of sexual abuse.

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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.