Friday, July 24

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Thirteen Months of Working, Eating and Sleeping at the Googleplex

Meet Ben Discoe, a programmer who did it from October 2011 to November 2012.

Thursday, July 23

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Comic Conman

The story of a lawyer-turned-money launderer, stolen evidence, and a bunch of comics selling at outrageously high prices at auction. And Mussolini.

Tuesday, July 21

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The Illusionist

Al Seckel held legendary parties in the 1980s and 90s, with attendees ranging from Slash to Francis Crick. He later became a collector of optical illusions and gave a TED talk on the topic. He may have also misled and defrauded many of the people he came into contact with.

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Up in the Air

Inside the compulsive world of airline rewards hobbyists, who spend the bulk of their lives flying around the world for free.

Monday, July 20

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Stowaways and Crimes Aboard a Scofflaw Ship

Working on the high seas is always dangerous, but the Dona Liberta has a particularly bad reputation.

Saturday, July 18

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My Month of Hell in a Gay CrossFit Cult

“The whole thing has a sort of Taylor Swift-meets-jihad feel.”

Friday, July 17

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The Mysterious Death of a Doctor Who Peddled Autism ‘Cures’ to Thousands

After a lab linked to him was raided, James Jeffrey Bradstreet’s body was found with a bullet wound to the chest. His death was ruled a suicide, but other theories abound.

Thursday, July 16

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The Myth of the Ethical Shopper

When it comes to sweatshops and child labor, your $7 H&M gym shorts aren’t really the problem (or the solution).

Sunday, July 12

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An Opportunity Gamed Away

A casino failed to save Tunica, Mississippi.

Saturday, July 11

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The Forgotten Village

Revisiting California’s grape vines more than 70 years after the publication of The Grapes of Wrath.

Thursday, July 9

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The Millionaire Who Rescues Migrants at Sea

Christopher Catambrone wants to help illegal migrants who try to cross the Mediterranean in ill-equipped, unsafe boats. But it’s hard to do alone.