Sunday, August 12

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On the economics, impact, and communities of the international pipeline.

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Talking with the influential New York gallerist.

Saturday, August 11

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"Before I met Ayn Rand, I was a logical positivist, and accordingly, I didn’t believe in absolutes, moral or otherwise. If I couldn’t prove a proposition with facts and figures, it was without merit. In the midst of a conversation, she said to me, “Do I understand the thrust of your position? You are not certain you exist?” I hesitated a moment, and I said, “I can’t be sure.” And she then said to me, “And who, by chance, is answering that question?” With that little exchange, she undermined the philosophical structure I had built for myself. "
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On the O.J. Simpson verdict and the Million Man March.

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How Paul Ryan remade the Republican Party in his own image.

Friday, August 10

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The rise and fall of Mickey the Pope, the founder of a New York City marijuana delivery business.

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The story of Donald Smaltz, an independent prosecutor run amok.

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An examination of the funeral industry.

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A profile of Merle Haggard.

Thursday, August 9

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“For the first few days after the surgery, it was difficult to separate out my newly implanted sense from the bits of pain and sensation created by the trauma of having the magnet jammed in my finger.”

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On Mitt Romney’s top strategist—a steroid-dabbling, screenwriting bon vivant.