Sunday, April 7

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The Mistress and the Narcotraficante

A look at the Mexican drug wars from the point of view of a narco’s mistress in Juárez.

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The Locust Economy

Groupon disasters, the behaviors of the consumer swarm, and how the "1% and the 90% [are] collaborating to prey on the 9% in the middle."

Saturday, April 6

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The Creator

On Swedish game designer Markus Persson and his singular creation, Minecraft, which has sold over twenty million copies and earned Persson over a hundred million dollars last year.

Friday, April 5

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Will.

Will LaFever never felt right in the world. So he took to the Utah desert, barely making it out alive.

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All Politics Is Local

Covering an election in Peru’s largest prison.

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The New Roma Ghettos

On the segregation of Slovakia’s Gypsies.

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The Divorce From Hell

"Five years, four judges, six lawyers, $400,000 in attorney and expert fees and costs, a child yanked back and forth, [and] petty arguing." Chronicling the slow end of one American marriage.

Thursday, April 4

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Playboy Interview: Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert

“Ebert: Sometimes we do really dislike each other.

Siskel: And sometimes we don’t.”

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Roger Ebert: The Essential Man

A profile of the late critic.

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Funeral

An oral history of the day Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot.