Wednesday, July 16

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Interview: I Was A Separatist Fighter In Ukraine

A conversation with one of Russia’s “little green men”: a 24-year-old recruited to fight in Eastern Ukraine.

Tuesday, July 15

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Why Do We Have Blood Types?

More than 100 years after they were discovered, we’re still looking for an answer as to why blood types exist.

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Sex Without Fear

The debate surrounding Truvada, the first drug approved by the FDA to prevent HIV.

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The Inside Story of Rap Genius (Annotated!)

On a $40 million raise and a fired co-founder.

Monday, July 14

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The Craigslist Killers

The preacher ran a prostitution ring out of his halfway house. The teenager posed as his nephew and later claimed he feared for his own life. Only one man they drove into the woods would survive.

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Welcome to Utopia

On a remote island, a former airline executive and his wife are preparing for the world to end. Others are starting to join them.

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Nadine Gordimer: The Art of Fiction No. 77

“I come to America, I go to England, I go to France…nobody’s at risk. They’re afraid of getting cancer, losing a lover, losing their jobs, being insecure. … It’s only in my own country that I find people who voluntarily choose to put everything at risk—in their personal life.”

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Rikers: Where Mental Illness Meets Brutality

An investigation into how Rikers Island guards treat the roughly 4,000 inmates who are mentally ill.

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Wrong Answer

Why Parks Middle School decided to cheat.

Previously: Rachel Aviv on the Longform Podcast.

Sunday, July 13

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The Endless Odyssey of Patrick Henry Polk

Navigating the bureaucratic welfare maze while raising a family.

Saturday, July 12

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Selkie Stories Are for Losers"

A woman reels in the wake of her mother’s absence.

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