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An interview with Barry Diller about Aereo and the past, present and future of TV.

Previously: Vanessa Grigoriadis on the Longform Podcast.

Saturday, April 19

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An essay on Beyoncé and her fans.

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A conversation with the author of Calvin and Hobbes.

Thursday, April 17

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“In journalism just one fact that is false prejudices the entire work. In contrast, in fiction one single fact that is true gives legitimacy to the entire work. That’s the only difference, and it lies in the commitment of the writer. A novelist can do anything he wants so long as he makes people believe in it.”

Tuesday, April 15

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Deep inside the world of Cartoon Network’s most popular show.

Sunday, April 13

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Saturday, April 12

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On the trail of the phantom women who changed American music and vanished without a trace.

Friday, April 11

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A profile of photographer Ryan McGinley.

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“In the recent history of American music, there’s no figure parallel to Lehrer in his effortless ascent to fame, his trajectory into the heart of the culture — and then his quiet, amiable, inexplicable departure.”

Thursday, April 10

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Leslie Jamison, author of The Empathy Exams, on crying in movie theaters, “attention whores” and David Foster Wallace.

Tuesday, April 8

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The last days of Jean-Michel Basquiat.

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