Thursday, January 3

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Life after scoring 100-plus points in a basketball game.

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“For people who pay close attention to the state of American fiction, he has become a kind of superhero.”

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With abortion access limited in many states, should some home abortions still be a crime?

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A season with the best 12-year-old football team in Texas.

Wednesday, January 2

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The life and work of Nelson Algren.

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On the theft of 6 million pounds of maple syrup from Canada’s strategic reserve and the group of free market renegades who are fighting “The Maple Wars.”

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Tuesday, January 1

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On leaving New York for Portland.

Monday, December 31

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A profile of Apollo Robbins, widely regarded as the world’s best pickpocket.

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Two American backpackers, two Indonesian villagers, one small boat, 15 slices of bread, a dozen hard-boiled eggs, ten oranges, five apples, two pineapples, two bags of cookies, two packages of peanuts, eight liters of water, one machete and three weeks adrift at sea.

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Robert Blake, Bonny Lee Bakley, and the misery of celebrity.