Wednesday, May 2

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Is an ESPN Columnist Scamming People on the Internet?

The strange saga of Sarah Phillips, who went from message board commenter to ESPN gambling columnist and hid her identity from editors, scamming many of the people she met along the way.

Wednesday, April 25

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The Sorkin Way

On the set of Aaron Sorkin’s new HBO show The Newsroom.

Thursday, April 19

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Why Dick Clark Can't Say 'So Long.'

At 67, the American Bandstand icon remains “one hard-working mother.”

Wednesday, April 18

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Six Degrees of Aggregation

The story of the Huffington Post.

Tuesday, April 17

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Truth or Consequences

The story behind the story that ended Dan Rather’s career.

Saturday, March 31

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Ink, Inc.

How reality TV has changed tattooing.

Tattoos and tattoo artists have an undeniable power to attract, repulse, and intimidate. But when confronted with all this life and color, reality TV steamrolls it into the familiar “drama” of preening divas and wounded pride. “Everybody thinks they’re gonna change it,” said Anna Paige, an artist who said she’d turned down her chance at TV stardom. “Everybody thinks they’re gonna have some power.” But wait, isn’t she profiting from tattooing’s mass appeal? “I would have made money anyway.”

Monday, March 26

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It’s Different for 'Girls'

A profile of 25-year-old Lena Dunham, showrunner and star of HBO’s Girls.

Wednesday, March 21

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The Family Hour

An oral history of The Sopranos.

Tuesday, March 20

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The Jimmy McNulty Gambit

Jimmy McNulty, Mike Daisey, and the problems with skirting the system to get to the greater truth.

Thursday, March 1

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Monday, January 30

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It's Saturday Night!

An oral history of Saturday Night Live.

Part of our guide to SNL for Slate.

Friday, January 27

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5.4

A fifteen year history of the music site Pitchfork detailing its prescient take on the relationship between culture and consumption.