Sunday, March 8

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Queen Sabrina, Flawless Mother

A drag pageant pioneer dropped out of the public eye after the 1960s. What happened to her?

Saturday, March 7

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Let Us Now Appraise Famous Writers

A correspondence school for writers turns out to be a sham. This piece forced it into bankruptcy.

Wednesday, March 4

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Conrad Hilton and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Flight

An eyewitness tells us what it was like to be there.

Tuesday, March 3

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The 'Deaf' Composer Who Fooled a Nation

Mamoru Samuragochi’s story turned out to be too good to be true.

Sunday, March 1

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The Next Next Level

An ode to Juiceboxxx, a 27-year-old rapper from Milwaukee no one’s ever heard of.

Saturday, February 28

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Burn After Reading

The author of The Anarchist Cookbook wishes he could take it all back.

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Plain Girl’s Revenge Made Flesh

“When constant revisionism and re-invention is under way, what does it profit a biographer to drag the weary ‘facts’ before us?”

Tuesday, February 24

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Hoax: Secrets That Truman Capote Took to the Grave

Uncovering the real story behind Capote’s Hand-Carved Coffins.

Monday, February 23

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Remembering Orson Welles

The great director always refused to get liposuction.

Saturday, February 21

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Will We Ever See Studio 54 Again?

The selfie may have ended any hope of resurrecting New York’s nightlife.

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Australia’s Temple of Weird

An art museum in Tasmania is saving the local economy. It also offers an “eternity membership” which, for $75,000, will see your ashes displayed there once you’ve gone.

Thursday, February 19

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To Shill a Mockingbird

A 58-year-old manuscript will become Harper Lee’s second novel, but questions about Lee’s care continue to swirl in Alabama.