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Living in a Trailer

On touring America and the culture of trailer parks in the early 1950s.

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House of Secrets

On Witanhurst, the dilapidated London mansion whose ownership is cloaked in mystery.

Saturday, May 23

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"We Learned Together"

A support group for trans veterans meets in New Orleans, linked to the only VA that is known to treat them with respect.

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In Sanaa

The Houthi coup in Yemen.

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Waiting for the Weekend

A short history of leisure.

Friday, May 22

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How We’re Failing Our Female Veterans

From equipment that doesn’t fit to an ill-equipped VA medical system.

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The War on Big Food

How packaged-food companies like Campbell and Hershey are responding to the backlash against pesticides, preservatives, high-fructose corn syrup, growth hormones, antibiotics, gluten, and genetically modified organisms.

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Crossover Potential

A mortuary employee surveys her scene.

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The Star on the Sidewalk

On Arielle Holmes, a burgeoning actress who was, literally, plucked from the streets.

Thursday, May 21

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The Government Won’t Let Me Watch Them Kill Bison, so I’m Suing

One man’s quest to witness the “Bison Cull” in Yellowstone National Park.

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Can China Take a Joke?

The culturally-bound mechanics of comedy.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "A Friendly Game"

A story of growth, regression, and divergent paths.

"But mostly, Joan sat for hours in her favorite spot of their old living room couch where she breastfed Phil. It felt sometimes like he was resting in the crook of her arm. And other times, her breasts would drip milk and she’d sit with a throbbing ache in her chest. Her husband returned twice a week, a different person each time as if trying on new identities: laughing, angry, sedate, stoic. Sometimes he brought the rocks with him. Sometimes Joan would have to go out on her own looking for them."