Tuesday, June 17

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“If I’m writing a thing based on something that happened, it often starts to become fun for me when I see there’s an opportunity to make myself look even more of a jerk than I am in real life.”

From the Longform archive: George Orwell, Maya Angelou, Haruki Murakami and 25 more writers on writing.

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A final visit with late boxer Teófilo Stevenson, who could have fought or even been Muhammad Ali had he not stayed in Cuba.

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A profile of reporter Jason Leopold, who has reinvented himself after journalistic scandal by becoming what he calls a “FOIA terrorist.”

Monday, June 16

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Investigating a pilot’s choice and the death of 217 people.

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A profile of the photographer, who has been accused by several models of sexual abuse.

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Inside the collapse of TelexFree, an alleged $1 billion pyramid scheme that duped investors worldwide.

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What the gospel of innovation gets wrong.

Sunday, June 15

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The writer on his father's religious devotion to personal style. Among the maxims: "the turtleneck is the most flattering thing a man can wear"; "there is nothing like a fresh burn"; and "always wear white to the face."

Previously: The Longform Guide to Fathers.

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A wife’s notes on her husband’s last months.

Excerpted from The Iceberg.

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What the neighborhood of Higher Blackley in Manchester says about “one of the least understood and most discriminated-against groups in society.”

Saturday, June 14

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Swept out to sea by a riptide, a father and his 12-year-old autistic son struggle to stay alive. As night falls, the dad comes to a devastating realization: If they remain together, they’ll drown together.