Sunday, October 6

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Dress Code

“In 1981, with a computer built into my shoe, I walked into a Las Vegas casino and beat the house.”

Saturday, October 5

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Voice and Hammer

He outsold Elvis, signed one of the first pay-for-play contracts and befriended Martin Luther King Jr. A profile of Harry Belafonte.

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Cockblocked by Redistribution

A self-published author of pick-up guides visits the “pacifist nanny state” of Denmark and finds the social safety interferes with his seduction strategies.

Friday, October 4

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Hard Work

Why a freshman congressman can’t get his bill passed.

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Prisoners of Rock 'n' Roll

Badfinger’s ill-fated attempt at a comeback, as orchestrated by a Milwaukee con man.

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Forms of Delirium

The rise of the Night Wolves, a Kremlin-backed biker gang, and what it says about the Russian political condition.

Thursday, October 3

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How the Feds Took Down the Dread Pirate Roberts

On the fall of Ross William Ulbricht, the alleged creator of The Silk Road, a hidden black market website where users could buy and sell drugs, guns and, according to the FBI, the services of a hit man.

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How Brazil's Richest Man Lost $34.5 Billion

Oil and iron-ore baron Eike Batista’s very bad year.

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Wednesday, October 2

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If He Hollers Let Him Go

Searching for Dave Chappelle ten years after he left his show.