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The Rise and Fall of the Bombshell Bandit

How a 24-year-old nurse discovered Vegas, high-stakes gambling, and serial bank robbery.

Previously: The Longform Guide to Bank Heists
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The Untold Story of Silk Road (Part 1)

How Ross Ulbricht went from idealistic used-book seller to murderous drug kingpin.

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Walking the Tornado Line

Following a storm that took 72 lives in Alabama.

Monday, April 27

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Tony Wheat Has Been Sorry for So Long

In 1965, Wheat was sentenced to death for armed robbery and murder. When his sentence was commuted, he decided

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Three Days in Beijing With the Global Dissident Elite

A visit with Ai Weiwei, Laura Poitras, and Jacob Appelbaum, three people who live in justifiable paranoia of government surveillance.

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The Virtual Candidate

On Elizabeth Warren’s shadow candidacy.

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How Exactly Do You Teach Femininity?

As a teenage sales clerk, Monica Prata noticed that men were coming into stores with an interest in women’s clothing and makeup. So she decided to become a “feminine image consultant.”

Sunday, April 26

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Chloë's Scene

A profile of Chloë Sevigny, 19-year-old It Girl.

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The Making of Ed Miliband

A profile of the favorite to become the next UK prime minister.

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The Deadpan Genius of Buster Keaton

The melancholy comedy of the silent screen star.

Excerpted from The Life of Images: Selected Prose.

Saturday, April 25

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The Exile of the Bohemians

The artists are leaving San Francisco.