Tuesday, February 3

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To Steal a Mockingbird?

How Harper Lee was duped into signing away the rights to To Kill a Mockingbird, which still sells 750,000 copies per year, and how she’s fighting to get them back.

Sunday, February 1

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Meet the Shaggs

From 1968-1973, the three teenage Wiggin sisters, guided by a domineering father, played their strange music at New Hampshire ballrooms and recorded a single album. The Philosophy of the World LP goes for over $500 today, but the intervening decades have not been kind to the Wiggins.

Wednesday, January 28

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The Long, Strange Purgatory of Casey Kasem

The tragic final days (and very weird afterlife) of a radio legend.

Tuesday, January 27

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The True Life Confessions of Fleetwood Mac

In the wake of Rumours, the band endures a series of break-ups.

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David Simon Does Not Care What You Think Is Cool About His TV Shows

On the set of ‘Show Me a Hero,’ his new HBO miniseries, Simon is as impassioned, cantankerous, and uncompromising as ever.

Sunday, January 25

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What About Bob?

Long a cult favorite in comedy, Bob Odenkirk has finally found wider recognition—and respect—through a shady character named Saul.

Saturday, January 24

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The Guardians Who Slumbereth Not

Mel and Norma Gabler of Longview, Texas, want to tell your children what to learn in school.

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The Genius of Moondog

How a blind, destitute man became a world-class composer while living on the streets of New York.

Thursday, January 22

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The Boy Who Didn't Come Back From Heaven: Inside A Bestseller's 'Deception'

Alex Malarkey co-wrote a bestselling book about a near-death experience. Last week he admitted he made it up. Why wasn’t anyone listening to a quadriplegic boy and a mother who simply wanted to tell the truth?

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The Invisible Woman

A conversation with Björk about Vulnicura, her new—and confessional—album about her recent break-up with Matthew Barney.

Tuesday, January 20

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The Hunting of Billie Holiday

How the singer became the target of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics' early, racially-motivated war on drugs.

Excerpted from Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs.
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When a Stranger Threatens Suicide

An American writer living in Japan, unread and underpublished, sends an email to a group of writers he doesn’t know informing them that he is committing suicide.