Tuesday, August 12

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Tavi Gevinson Just Graduated High School

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

Monday, August 11

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Playboy Interview: Robin Williams

“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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I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

The secret diary of Nina Simone.

Thursday, August 7

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John Hersey: The Art of Fiction No. 92

“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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Don't Be Afraid Of The Clowns

A dispatch from the World Clown Association Convention.

Friday, August 1

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The Ambush at Sheridan Springs

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

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Thursday, July 31

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How Did Bob Dylan Get So Weird?

“After listening to him since I was a kid and seeing him live for—gulp—nearly 40 years, I think I’m beginning to figure it out.”

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Papa

When James Brown died on Christmas Day 2006, he left behind a fortune worth tens, maybe hundreds, of millions of dollars. The problem is, he also left behind fourteen children, sixteen grandchildren, eight mothers of his children, several mistresses, thirty lawyers, a former manager, an aging dancer, a longtime valet, and a sister who’s really not a sister but calls herself the Godsister of Soul anyway.

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.