Sunday, July 26

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The Moment I Became a Novelist

The baseball game that launched a career in fiction.

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Scooper Hero

The man who gets all the superhero scoops in Hollywood.

Saturday, July 25

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When Is A Rescuer A Hoarder?

The life of Kimi Peck, a former screenwriter, once married to Gregory Peck’s son, who turned to “saving” stray dogs.

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Meet the Shaggs

From 1968-1973, the three teenage Wiggin sisters, guided by a domineering father, played their strange music at New Hampshire ballrooms and recorded a single album. The Philosophy of the World LP goes for over $500 today, but the intervening decades have not been kind to the Wiggins.

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The Singular Mind of Terry Tao

How one of the greatest mathematicians in the world thinks.

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Inside the Family Battle for the Newman’s Own Brand Name

Paul Newman’s will held some unpleasant surprises for his daughters.

Friday, July 24

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52 Blue

The story of the loneliest whale in the world.

Leslie Jamison on the Longform Podcast.
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A Week In The Mysterious Sleeping Villages Of Kazakhstan

What is the sickness that leads inhabitants to sleep for days?

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Thirteen Months of Working, Eating and Sleeping at the Googleplex

Meet Ben Discoe, a programmer who did it from October 2011 to November 2012.

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Web Design: The First 100 Years

Right now, never-ending technological progress feels inevitable. It isn’t. And that’s a good thing. A talk on the future of the internet.

Thursday, July 23

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The Vegas Plot

Two ordinary Americans, inspired by right-wing extremism, plan to kidnap a cop.