Monday, January 6

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Smokey and the Bandit

How Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, with a little help from the Bush Administration, got 140 trees chopped down in a national park to improve his view and ruined the life of a park ranger in the process.

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Written Off

A profile of novelist Jennifer Weiner.

Sunday, January 5

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How Netflix Reverse Engineered Hollywood

Unpacking the 76,897 micro-genres that make up the cinematic DNA.

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‘And I Cannot Lie’

An oral history of Sir Mix-a-Lot’s ‘Baby Got Back.’

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Losing Aaron

Aaron Swartz, MIT and a father’s search for justice.

Saturday, January 4

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Degenerate, Inc.

The life of a mid-level bookie.

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The Rise of a Bourgeois Paradise

A move to Los Angeles and a foray into the bourgeoisie.

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Blood in the Sand

Investigating the murder of a Costa Rican conservationist.

Friday, January 3

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Evgeny vs. the Internet

A profile of Evgeny Morozov, “either the most astute, feared, loathed, or useless writer about digital technology working today.”

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The Hidden Man

Capt. Stephen Hill became famous when he came out as a gay soldier during a 2011 GOP presidential debate. Here’s how he got to that point, and what happened after.

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Remote Control

Tonya Harding, Nancy Kerrigan and the “why me?” misheard around the world.