Saturday, March 26

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The Rise and Fall of Wrestling's Weed-Dealing, Cat-Breeding Phenom

How the heir to the Hart wrestling dynasty burned every bridge from Canada to Mexico.

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Journey to Jihad

The story of Jejoen Bontinck, a Belgian teen-ager who travelled to Syria to fight with radical Islamists.

Friday, March 25

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The Last Island of the Savages

A voyage to North Sentinel island, home to one of the last entirely isolated populations on Earth.

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Massacre on Ninth and Main

America’s first modern mass shooting.

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Real Talk With RuPaul

“I made a pact with myself when I was 15 that if I was going to live this life, I'm only going to do it on my terms, and I'm only going to do it if I'm putting my middle finger up at society the whole time. So any time I've had yearnings to go, "Aw, gee, I wish I could be invited to the Emmys," I say, Ru, Ru, remember the pact you made. You never wanted to be a part of that bullshit. In fact, I'd rather have an enema than have an Emmy.”
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Erik Prince in the Hot Seat

The U.S. Department of Justice investigates the Blackwater founder’s new firm.

Thursday, March 24

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The Comedian’s Comedian’s Comedian

A profile of Garry Shandling.

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You Won't Believe How Nike Lost Steph to Under Armour

“The pitch meeting kicked off with one Nike official accidentally addressing Stephen as 'Steph-on.' ... It got worse from there. A PowerPoint slide featured Kevin Durant's name, presumably left on by accident, presumably residue from repurposed materials.”
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Thrashed

If Thrasher is Vogue for skaters, 53-year-old Jake Phelps is the sport’s Anna Wintour.

John Jeremiah Sullivan on Longform

Life after The Real World, weed at Disney, the comeback of Axl Rose and more — browse our complete archive of articles by John Jeremiah Sullivan.

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Out of the Past

The revival of a landmark 1921 musical opens a door on the deep and twisted roots of black performance in America.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Simcoe Furriers"

A taxidermist's life gradually spins out of control.