Friday, March 4

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Tuesday, March 1

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The Plot to Take Down a Fox News Analyst

Wayne Simmons was ideal conservative commentator. A former C.I.A. operative, he ate lunch with Donald Rumsfeld, took trips to Guantánamo aboard Air Force Two, and pumped the party line on Fox News. There was only one problem: Simmons had never been in the C.I.A.

Monday, February 29

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Church Allowed Abuse by Priest for Years

The original article that inspired the movie Spotlight.

Friday, February 26

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Bearing Witness to the Rise of ISIS

The story of freelance journalist Anna Therese Day.

Wednesday, February 24

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Thursday, February 18

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The Secret Lives of Tumblr Teens

Inside a world where a user named Pizza can amass millions of followers, transform internet humor, get caught peddling diet pills in get-rich-quick schemes, and have her blog shut down—all before graduating high school.

Monday, February 15

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TMZ Redefines Celebrity Dirt

Harvey Levin runs a gossip site that operates like an intelligence agency.

Thursday, February 4

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A Conversation With New York Times Film Critic A.O. Scott

“There are critics who see their job as to be on the side of the artist, or in a state of imaginative sympathy or alliance with the artist. I think it's important for a critic to be populist in the sense that we’re on the side of the public. I think one of the reasons is, frankly, capitalism. Whether you’re talking about restaurants or you’re talking about movies, you’re talking about large-scale commercial enterprises that are trying to sell themselves and market themselves and publicize themselves. A critic is, in a way, offering consumer advice.”

Tuesday, February 2

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How Chris Jackson Is Building a Black Literary Movement

A profile of the editor behind Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me, Jay Z’s Decoded, and more.

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Winona, Forever

Winona Ryder has always been trapped in her own anticipatory nostalgia, and the public has always wanted to keep her there.

Tuesday, January 19

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The Mourning Anchor

On the talent, ego, and late father of Bryant Gumbel.

Friday, January 8

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My Accidental Career as a Russian Screenwriter

“In this scene, set at a government dacha, they are joined by their American counterparts at the State Department for a daylong picnic that grows increasingly informal, involving drinks, flirtation, a guitar jam and (spoiler) contact between two spies. At times in my new job, I feel like a spy myself, and one with a shaky cover. I don’t have a good answer for how I got here.”