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On Cops, cop movies and Ferguson.

Saturday, August 16

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On Johnny Carson, a cold man in a hot seat.

Friday, August 15

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On the platonic but volatile relationship between fashion designer Alexander McQueen, who committed suicide in 2010 and professional muse Isabella Blow, who committed suicide in 2007.

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A profile of Thelonious Monk.

Thursday, August 14

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Wednesday, August 13

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Lauren Bacall at 86.

Tuesday, August 12

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A profile of the Rookie editor-in-chief, who makes her Broadway debut next week.

Monday, August 11

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“If you take the chance, sometimes you’ll find something so magnificent that it was worth dying for, and sometimes you’ll find nothing and have a horrible night. To go deeper with it, that’s the most interesting challenge.”

Saturday, August 9

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The secret diary of Nina Simone.

Thursday, August 7

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“My mother kept scrapbooks of everything any of her children did all their lives, and among my scrapbooks are newspapers that I wrote on the typewriter at the age of six, The Hersey Family News, with ads offering my older brothers for various kinds of hard labor at very low wages.”

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A dispatch from the World Clown Association Convention.

Friday, August 1

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How Gary Gygax, a semi-employed shoe repairman, built and lost the Dungeons & Dragons empire.