Monday, February 17

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Figures in a Mall

Spending time with the Tonya Harding Fan Club in the wake of the assault on Nancy Kerrigan.

Sunday, February 16

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Leaving Reality

Life after The Real World.

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Out Route

The bleak final season of Tony Gonzalez’s Hall of Fame career.

Saturday, February 15

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Gravy Boat: My Week on the High Seas With Paula Deen and Friends

“Everyone on the boat is racist and nice. Including me.”

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The Brief, Wondrous Life of Zina Lahr

The story of an intensely creative young artist.

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Longform Fiction Pick of the Week:
"The Unknown Soldier"

An actor, fresh from prison, attempts to reconnect with his son in 1950s California.

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Marrakech

A dispatch from Morocco.

Friday, February 14

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Everything Was Fake but Her Wealth

Ida Wood, who lived for decades as a recluse in a New York City hotel, would have taken her secrets to the grave—if her sister hadn’t gotten there first.

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Kill the Past

The murder of a rapper amid the rise of Greece’s fascist party.

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Welcome to Bakersfield, California

How a disgraced principal-turned real estate mogul helped cause the global financial crisis.

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Why Are So Many Farmers Killing Themselves?

“An Indian farmer has committed suicide every half hour since 2001.”

Thursday, February 13

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Why Abercrombie Is Losing Its Shirt

The rise and fall of a teen fashion empire.