Saturday, March 1

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Diary entries concerning innocent Americans abroad.

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“Indeed the essence of Camp is its love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration. And Camp is esoteric—something of a private code, a badge of identity even, among small urban cliques.”

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The undoing of Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, who resigned in January amidst multiple swirling scandals.

Friday, February 28

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The author gets a crash course in health care pricing after having his urethra fixed.

The Best Little Magazine Party in Texas

Headed to Austin for SXSW? Come to a live taping of the Longform Podcast with special guests Pamela Colloff, Mimi Swartz and Lawrence Wright, followed by a party with Texas Monthly, ASME and The Atavist. Saturday, March 8, 4-9 p.m. Free, RSVP.

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In Hollywood’s new blockbuster economy, the actors who portray superheroes are as interchangeable as the costumes they wear.

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An essay on BR Ambedkar, Mahatma Gandhi and the battle against caste in India.

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Andrew Ross Sorkin’s intimate coverage of Wall Street.

Thursday, February 27

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When its informant’s cover was blown, German intelligence destroyed his files. Did his handlers fail to pick up a violent cell that would eventually murder nine immigrants and a cop in order to preserve their asset?

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An undercover cop targets an autistic teen as a drug dealer.

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Wednesday, February 26

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A 16-year-old journalist goes on tour with a band on top. The article that inspired Almost Famous.