Sunday, August 25

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The Match Maker

On September 20, 1973, 50 million Americans watched Bobby Riggs lose to Billie Jean King in a tennis match dubbed “The Battle of the Sexes.” This spring, a man named Hal Shaw came forward with a secret he’d held for 40 years: Riggs, in debt to the mafia, had lost on purpose.

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Saturday, August 24

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The Suit in the Newsroom

A profile of New York Times Company CEO Mark Thompson.

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How Microsoft Lost Its Mojo

The story of a lead squandered.

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Sleeping Together

A visit to Tokyo’s first co-sleeping cafe, where one can pay a set fee to sleep next to a woman in 20 minute increments, though spooning, being patted on the head, and a change of pajamas are extra.

Friday, August 23

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Where Were You When Elvis Died?

A eulogy of sorts for the King.

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My Name Is Not Robert

A case of mistaken identity and the incarceration of an innocent man.

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Sympathy for the Landlord

Renting in one of the most expensive American cities.

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D'Andre Brown's Basketball Dream

On not making the NBA.

Thursday, August 22

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The Line of Fire

How volunteer firefighters responded to a lethal West, Texas explosion.

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The Last Days of Stealhead Joe

On the troubled, legendary Deschutes River fly-fishing guide.