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The Man Who Created 'Tetris'

How making the most successful video game ever changed Alexey Pajitnov’s life.

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The Astonishing Rise of Angela Merkel

A profile of the most powerful woman in the world.

Sunday, November 23

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The Ghosts of Bhopal

The lives of the Indians who were swallowed in the Bhopal gas cloud, thirty years later.

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Barry: He Keeps D.C. Guessing

A profile of Marion Barry.

Saturday, November 22

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Losing the War

An essay, originally published over two issues, on how and why we forget war.

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Stop Trying to Save the World

A longtime NGO worker on how big ideas end up hurting international aid.

Friday, November 21

William Langewiesche on Longform

From shipbreakers in India to a plane crash in Brazil, organized crime in Naples to pirates in the Gulf of Aden — browse our complete archive of more than 20 articles by William Langewiesche.

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Salvage Beast

When massive ships sink, burn, fall apart or get stuck, their owners call Nick Sloane. His job: figure out how to save as much as he can.

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The Real Lolita

The story of 11-year-old Sally Horner’s abduction changed the course of 20th-century literature. She just never got to tell it herself.


Previously: Vladimir Nabokov's 1964 Playboy interview.