Monday, December 17

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The Next Jeremy Lin?

On high school basketball star Chris Tang and the pressures of being the “Great Yellow Hope.”

Sunday, December 16

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Trigger

The life and times of Willie Nelson’s guitar.

Saturday, December 15

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The Cat's Meow

A profile of Martin Short.

Friday, December 14

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Battleground America

On the insanity of U.S. gun law.

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The $314,900,000 Losing Lottery Ticket

Ten years ago, Jack Whittaker won the largest lotto jackpot in history. Then he lost everything.

Thursday, December 13

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The Umpire's Sons

A Major League umpire learns that his children share the same deadly genetic disease.

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A Soap Opera on the High Seas

On the reality TV empire of Thom Beers, creator of Deadliest Catch.

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V.S. Naipaul on the Arab Spring, Authors He Loathes, and the Books He Will Never Write

“Oh God, everybody hates Jane Austen. They don’t have the balls to say it.”

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Wednesday, December 12

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Eric Clemmons Isn't Alone in His Guilt

Revisiting a 30-year-old beating death in St. Louis.

Longform Podcast #20: Patrick Radden Keefe

Patrick Radden Keefe is a staff writer at The New Yorker.

"I tend not to like really prescriptive writing, and as often as not what I want to do is kind of get in and find the stories and the narratives almost as a delivery mechanism to just get people to sit up and think about it. Honestly, the areas that I'm interested in are so obscure, often, that the thing that I want is for people just to understand and care a little bit more than they did before."

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