Friday, January 2

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The Mystery of Marsha Mehran

The best-selling young novelist lay dead in a trash-strewn cottage on Ireland’s rugged coast for over a week before she was discovered.

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The Dark and Light of Francisco Goya

On the artist’s portrayal of violence and humanity.

Wednesday, December 31

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Retracing Hank Williams’ Ghostly Night Ride

We know the country music pioneer died New Year’s Eve, 1953. But how?

Saturday, December 27

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"That Joke Has Everything"

A profile of pre-Late Night David Letterman.

Friday, December 26

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We Went There

On the ground at the big, sad, strange Burt Reynolds memorabilia auction in Las Vegas.

Thursday, December 25

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Doug Seegers’ Nashville Skyline

How a 63-year-old country singer went from a Nashville homeless shelter to #1 on the Swedish charts in under a year.

Tuesday, December 23

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What 800 Nerds on a Cruise Ship Taught Me About Life, the Universe, and Snorkeling

Aboard the JoCo Cruise Crazy, a ship captained by singer-songwriter Jonathan Coulton and built for nerds.

Saturday, December 20

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The Unbreakable Laura Hillenbrand

How the author writes best-selling non-fiction books without the ability to leave her house.

Thursday, December 18

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How Young Thug Got Trapped By A $15,000 Advance From A Major Label

360 degree deals and the music industry’s new hostages.

Wednesday, December 17

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Some Girls Want Out

On spectacular saintliness, holy anorexia, and female hysteria.

Tuesday, December 16

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The Birdcage

How franchises became the movie business.

Monday, December 15

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Amen! (D'Angelo's Back)

A profile of the singer as he returns to the stage for the first time in a dozen years.