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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.

From the Longform Archive: Con Men

Here's our complete archive of articles about con men, imposters, and scam artists.

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The Lives and Lies of a Professional Imposter

Before ending up in Rikers, Jeremy Wilson — if that’s his real name — had portrayed himself as a Scottish-born DJ, a Cambridge-trained thespian, a Special Forces officer, a professor at MIT, an Apple executive, a soldier seeking asylum in Canada to escape anti-Semitic attacks in the United States, and an Irish mobster. Among others.

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The Boy Behind the Mask

“It looks as though someone has slapped three pounds of wet clay onto his face, where it clings, burying the boy inside. But Sam, the boy behind the mask, peers out from the right eye. It is clear, perfectly formed and a deep, penetrating brown.”