Tuesday, January 15

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The Longest Hunger Strike

An inmate’s protest.

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Against Joie de Vivre

Why parties, love, kids, conversation and more are so miserable (at least to Phillip Lopate).

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96 Minutes

An oral history of the University of Texas Tower massacre.

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The Real Cuban Missile Crisis

A reassessment of the calm, cool JFK.

Monday, January 14

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Brainwashed!

The psychology of cults and the scholars who fight about it.

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The Party Faithful

The rise of Israel’s far right.

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Toastmaster

Adventures in public speaking.

Sunday, January 13

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The Inside Job

A bookkeeper’s $9 million swindle, her lavish second life, and the boss who didn’t notice.

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Boomtown Slum

A day in the economic life of the Nairobi’s Kibera, the largest shanty-town in Africa.

Saturday, January 12

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RIP, Aaron Swartz

A eulogy for the activist.

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Semi-Charmed Life

Parsing the lives of middle-class twentysomethings.

Friday, January 11

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In the Time of Cholera

The U.N.’s role in creating an epidemic in Haiti.