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John Madden Hockey

The making of an all-time great video game.

Thursday, March 26

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The Ad-Rock Retirement Plan

The former Beastie Boy, 48, tries to figure out what’s next.

Wednesday, March 25

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Life Lines

Lonnie Sue Johnson is an artist who can’t retain a memory for longer than a minute or two.

Monday, March 23

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The Undiminished Charisma of Sarah Lucas

The British artist, a contemporary of Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin, has been called “the most unabashedly all-balls-out, rock ‘n’ roll” of her generation.

Thursday, March 19

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The Woman Who Froze in Fargo

A woman thought a Coen brothers movie was a “true story” and tracked it to her death. Now someone’s made a fictional film about her, further blurring the lines between reality and artifice.

Wednesday, March 18

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Harper Lee’s Forgotten True-Crime Project

Many people hoped that this would be the second book she’d publish.

Tuesday, March 17

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Desperately Seeking Susan

Being friends with Susan Sontag was thrilling, but also “shot through in the end with mutual irritation.”

Monday, March 16

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Happy Ugly Feet

What’s behind the cyclical fashionability of the monstrously ugly Birkenstock?

Saturday, March 14

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Beloved Monster

The writer Alfred Chester, who died alone in a Jerusalem apartment in 1971 at just 37, was brilliant. He was also insane.

Thursday, March 12

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The Brief, Extraordinary Life of Cody Spafford

He was a fixture in the kitchen of one of Seattle’s most celebrated restaurants, with plans to move to New York City to further his career. Then he robbed a bank.

Wednesday, March 11

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Porntopia

Besieged by pirates, and youngsters unused to paying to watch sex, the porn industry just isn’t what it used to be.