Saturday, August 2

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The Hit Man’s Tale

How an honors student became a hired killer.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Haida's Story"

An excerpt from Murakami's forthcoming novel, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage.

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The Race to Stop Africa’s Elephant Poachers

Hunting people who hunt elephants.

Friday, August 1

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The Ambush at Sheridan Springs

How Gary Gygax, a semi-employed shoe repairman, built and lost the Dungeons & Dragons empire.

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The Girl in the Window

A profoundly neglected 6-year-old gets a new home.

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The Social Laboratory

On Singapore’s attempt to create a more harmonious society using mass surveillance and data analysis.

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Thursday, July 31

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Dr. Matthew's Passion

A profile of a doctor fighting Ebola in Uganda.

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Fall to Earth

Shirley Dygert had never jumped before. Dave Hartsock jumped for a living. Neither of them knew what to expect when the parachute failed.

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How Did Bob Dylan Get So Weird?

“After listening to him since I was a kid and seeing him live for—gulp—nearly 40 years, I think I’m beginning to figure it out.”