Sunday, December 28

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The End

We are all going to die. So what does it look like?

This article won the 2011 National Magazine Award for feature writing.
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A Road Trip Across America

Reporting on the “American Way of Life,” two years after the end of World War II.

Saturday, December 27

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Pam and Tommy

The untold story of the world’s most infamous sex tape, and how the Internet spread it faster than anyone expected.

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How to Be Intoxicated

College is when we first get drunk. Euripides’ The Bacchae can help us learn how to do it right.

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"That Joke Has Everything"

A profile of pre-Late Night David Letterman.

Friday, December 26

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The Zen Predator of the Upper East Side

Nearly 50 years ago, a penniless monk arrived in Manhattan, where he began to build an unrivaled community of followers—and a reputation for sexual abuse.

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We Went There

On the ground at the big, sad, strange Burt Reynolds memorabilia auction in Las Vegas.

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A Changing Mission

To whom does San Francisco’s oldest neighborhood belong?

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This Is the Story of a Happy Reader

A trip to Nashville to interview the writer Ann Patchett.

Thursday, December 25

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Did You Hear The One About North Korea?

Rumors abound about the hermit kingdom.

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Doug Seegers’ Nashville Skyline

How a 63-year-old country singer went from a Nashville homeless shelter to #1 on the Swedish charts in under a year.