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Inside the Ebola Wars

The author of The Hot Zone on how geneticists can help contain the current outbreak.

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Bill Clinton in BubbaLand

At home, Arkansas’s favorite son can do no wrong.

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In Conversation: Marc Andreessen

“There are people who are wired to be skeptics and there are people who are wired to be optimists. And I can tell you, at least from the last 20 years, if you bet on the side of the optimists, generally you’re right.’

Previously: Kevin Roose on the Longform Podcast.

Sunday, October 19

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Team Spirit

Memories of life as a freshman cheerleader.


Previously: Jeanne Marie Laskas goes behind the scenes with the Cincinnati Ben-Gal cheerleaders.
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You Can Look It Up

The Wikipedia origin story.

Excerpted from The Innovators.

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The Beggars of Lakewood

A small New Jersey town is world-famous among Orthodox Jews as a place to come ask for handouts.

Saturday, October 18

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'Am I Being Catfished?'

An author confronts her troll.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Field Recordings"

Cemetery field recordings reveal terrifying messages.

For a daily short story recommendation from our editors, try Longform Fiction or follow @longformfiction on Twitter.

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The Shadow Life of Jim Irsay

The tragic romance of Jim Irsay, the shrewd owner of the Indianapolis Colts, and Kimberly Wundrum, a mother who shared his longtime addiction to painkillers, that ended with her overdosing in the secret condo he bought her.

Friday, October 17

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