Saturday, June 13

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Instagram’s Most Famous Mules

On the man who has turned the grunt work of packing into a social media phenomenon.

Friday, June 12

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Four Columbia House Insiders Explain the Shady Math Behind “8 CDs for a Penny”

An oral history with former employees Sasha Frere-Jones, Alysia Abbott, Piotr Orlov, and Chris Wilcha.

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The Child Preachers of Brazil

On the kids who are spiritual leaders before the age of ten.

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How One Brain Came Back From Unconsciousness

Chronicling 1,541 days with a car accident survivor.

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Dreams and Anna Karenina

On the particular genius of Tolstoy.

Thursday, June 11

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How Isis Crippled al-Qaida

The inside story of the coup that has brought the world’s most feared terrorist network to the brink of collapse.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Fort"

Troubles and afflictions weigh on counselors and veterans.

"The Fort was actually just an ugly house. Eighteen rooms, two stories. A kitchen, a lavatory, a staircase. One office, one entrance, two exits, thirty-six bunks, four televisions, the mini-library, two footballs, one fútbol, a basketball, and the whole of Big Ben, the biggest backyard in Texas. It housed between twenty-one and thirty-two bodies a year. Most of them stayed a couple months. They found us through each other."

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What Is Code?

A 38,000-word answer.

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Alanis in Chains

Alanis Morissette, before the making of Jagged Little Pill.