Tuesday, July 17

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Meeting Nick Drake, London, 1970.

Monday, July 16

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How did the gambling magnate and prolific super PAC donor amass his billions?

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How a group of men with nicknames like “Emperor” and “Spear Carrier” tipped the balance in South Sudan’s fight for independence.

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A profile of 6’8”, 430-pound Brian Shaw.

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A personal history of “America’s most misunderstood religion.”

Sunday, July 15

The Tom Bissell Archive

From video games to Chuck Lorre, traveling in Vietnam to the Loch Ness monster, Bissell's stories on Longform.

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Why people play violent video games.

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A personal reflection on bird-watching and relationships.

Saturday, July 14

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A longtime Harper’s contributor considers America as he dies: “When I died, I died of many things: the failing systems; the weakening of age; the exhaustion of the long war against dying. Finally, I succumbed to the lack of ethics in a California hospital, killed by filth and neglect.”

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An essay on understanding our character, worth, and limits.

Friday, July 13

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A man tries to rebuild his life after killing four people in a car crash.

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How shoes are ruining our feet.