Monday, September 16

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"A Town Destroyed for What Two People Did"

One year later, a dispatch from Steubenville.

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Coronado High

How a group of hippie surfers and a former Spanish teacher built the largest weed-smuggling empire on the West Coast.

Previously: Bearman discusses this story on the Longform Podcast.

Sunday, September 15

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Why Is Zambia So Poor?

“The only thing I’m able to conclude after my trip here is that it’s incredibly difficult for a poor country to go about getting un-poor.”

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Leifland

On a group of women whose lives were forever altered by the Leif Garrett episode of Behind the Music.

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A Teacher and Her Student

An interview with novelist Marilynne Robinson, conducted by a graduating student.

Saturday, September 14

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The Great Red Hype

On boxer Canelo Alvarez.

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The Geeks on the Front Lines

The battle between government and industry for America’s best hackers.

Friday, September 13

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David and Daniel

Forty years after the dirty wars and Pinochet’s coup, photographer David Burnett journeys back to Chile to visit the subject of his most famous image.

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Longform Fiction Pick: "Late Night"

Recounting an appearance on Letterman.

For a daily short story recommendation from our editors, check out Longform Fiction or follow @longformfiction on Twitter.

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Virginia Larzelere: Sentenced to Death for a Murder She Didn't Commit

How a series of lies and an incompetent lawyer led to a Florida woman’s wrongful conviction.

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The End of Kindness: Weev and the Cult of the Angry Young Man

The prevalence of online threats against women and why the people who make them go unpunished.