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Why Didn’t You Just Do What You Were Told?

“What I had going for me was teen rage, contempt impervious to offers of compromise; the power of the mask capable of turning ice to marshmallow, and all the time in the world, all the ability to sustain it without surrendering.”

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Attica’s Ghosts

Brutality persists at the famous prison.

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Nuns and Nuclear Security

For decades a group of radical Catholics, many of them nuns, have been keeping up the good fight against nuclear weapons.

Sunday, March 1

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When Your Father Is the BTK Serial Killer, Forgiveness Is Not Tidy

“The FBI man knocked on Kerri Rawson’s door 10 years ago Feb. 25.”

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The Next Next Level

An ode to Juiceboxxx, a 27-year-old rapper from Milwaukee no one’s ever heard of.

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Though the Heavens Fall, Part 1

The first half of a serialized history of old Texas newspapers and a pair of men who shaped the story of civil rights.

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Life’s Rich Pageant: Meet a Florida Man

The story of a young man, a lake with some fish, a compound bow and a very bad idea.

Saturday, February 28

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Burn After Reading

The author of The Anarchist Cookbook wishes he could take it all back.

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Could Running For President Destroy Ben Carson's Legacy?

Once a “folk hero,” Carson has become controversial. And his social conservative stances puzzle his former colleagues.

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Plain Girl’s Revenge Made Flesh

“When constant revisionism and re-invention is under way, what does it profit a biographer to drag the weary ‘facts’ before us?”

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The Word-Hoard

The British and Irish have coined some fabulous terms to describe nature and landscrape. “Doofers” is the Scots’ term for horse-shit; “clinkerbell” means icicle in Hampshire.