Sunday, July 27

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Pepper Pilgrimage

A gardener in Newark, NJ tries to grow the world’s best peppers.

Friday, July 25

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Burger King Is Run by Children

The CEO is 32. The CFO is 28. Their startup is the second-largest burger chain in the country.

Thursday, July 24

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Temple of Gloom

Why the second Indiana Jones was so dark.

Wednesday, July 23

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Islands in the Stream

An ode to the Bee Gees' strange, successful career.

Excerpted from Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!: The Story of Pop Music from Bill Haley to Beyoncé.

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Monday, July 21

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Kanye West: A Brand-New Ye

“Like they said in Step Brothers: Never lose your dinosaur. This is the ultimate example of a person never losing his dinosaur. Meaning that even as I grew in cultural awareness and respect and was put higher in the class system in some way for being this musician, I never lost my dinosaur.”

Saturday, July 19

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Tempest in a Test Tube

Inside a high-profile Hollywood child custody battle.

Friday, July 18

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The Weird, Scary and Ingenious Brain of Maria Bamford

A profile of “America’s most vulnerable comedian.”

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Get Rich or Die Shilling

The business of being Pitbull.

Thursday, July 17

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How I Became a Knausgaard Truther

Untangling the legend of “Knausgaard-free days.”

Monday, July 14

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Nadine Gordimer: The Art of Fiction No. 77

“I come to America, I go to England, I go to France…nobody’s at risk. They’re afraid of getting cancer, losing a lover, losing their jobs, being insecure. … It’s only in my own country that I find people who voluntarily choose to put everything at risk—in their personal life.”

Tuesday, July 8

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Interview: Richard Linklater

“Does your life have a plot? It has characters. There is a narrative. There’s a lot of story, a lot of character. But plot? Eh, no.”