Monday, January 5

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The Bling Dynasty

An army of Western luxury-lifestyle purveyors flock to China to teach the country’s new billionaires how to act rich.

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Genius Idea

Can a company best known for explaining Kanye West lyrics and telling Warren Buffett to do unseemly things actually annotate the world?

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Big Mother Is Watching You

The promises and pitfalls of self-tracking devices and apps.

Previously: Anne Helen Peterson on the Longform Podcast.

Thursday, January 1

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Disney CEO Bob Iger's Empire of Tech

How he made big and early bets on new technologies — and won.

Tuesday, December 30

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The Wreck of the Kulluk

Three years ago, Shell spent millions to send a colossal oil rig to drill in the remote seas of the Arctic. But the Arctic had other plans.

Monday, December 29

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The Top-Secret Food That Will Change the Way You Eat

The scientists at Beyond Meat have concocted a plant-protein-based performance burger that delivers the juicy flavor and texture of beef with none of the dietary and environmental downsides.

Wednesday, December 24

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Tasers, Drones, and Cold Chicken

Inside the multibillion-dollar business of keeping foreigners out of America.

Monday, December 22

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How David Gregory Lost His Job

The inside story, involving low ratings, new ownership, suspected leaks, and a mandate that Meet the Press “loosen up.”

Friday, December 19

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A Tree Is Known By Its Fruit

The rise and murderous fall of the Harkey family, the scions of a pecan dynasty.

Tuesday, December 16

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Girls Fight Out

When 16 women live in a house, compete on a UFC reality show, and punch each other in the face.

Sunday, December 14

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The Chinese Government Is Getting Rich Selling Cigarettes

How the China National Tobacco Corp., which manufactures 2.5 trillion cigarettes per year, came to make more money than Apple.

Tuesday, December 9

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The Chinese Century

Without fanfare—indeed, with some misgivings about its new status—China has just overtaken the United States as the world’s largest economy.