Monday, June 22

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A Thousand Splendid Stuns

Growing up Afghan in the era of the Afghanistan War.

Sunday, June 21

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The Mayor vs. the Mogul

Mike Bloomberg goes back to work.

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Long Way Home

Memories of her father and her time in Tennessee.

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When Drug Addicts Work in Hospitals, No One Is Safe

How a traveling medical technician managed to steal narcotics from hospitals, infecting at least 45 people with hepatitis C in the process.

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Rescuing Wonderful Shivery Tales

Creating – and revising – the Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm.

Saturday, June 20

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In Welsh Patagonia

A nonconformist pastor sent a colony of Welsh people to Argentina to try to preserve the language in 1865. 150 years later, the traces are still there.

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Letter from a Region in My Mind

“I underwent, during the summer that I became fourteen, a prolonged religious crisis. I use “religious” in the common, and arbitrary, sense, meaning that I then discovered God, His saints and angels, and His blazing Hell. And since I had been born in a Christian nation, I accepted this Deity as the only one. I supposed Him to exist only within the walls of a church—in fact, of our church—and I also supposed that God and safety were synonymous.”
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Believe in Featherbowling

“This is a story about the most magical, mystical sport on earth, and the Detroit lifer who improbably became its king. Also, it’s about an art heist.”

Friday, June 19

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The Mystery of the Jazz Cup

Searching for the person responsible for an iconic piece of 90s design.

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Gone to Ghana

What it’s like to have your novel filmed by Werner Herzog and Klaus Kinski.

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Can Politico Make Brussels sexy?

A New York gossip reporter makes her way in the wilds of European bureaucracy.