Saturday, October 20

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We know we need it, but we don’t know why.

Friday, October 19

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Life inside Long Island’s largest cluster of sex offenders.

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The strange existence of the accused Internet pirate as he battles the U.S. government.

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A California martial arts instructor’s secret past.

Previously: Finding Oscar
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The rise and (potential) fall of the electronics superstore.

Thursday, October 18

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Zaranj: the bloody border of Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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“For hours, days, I fixated on the patch of sunlight cast against my wall through those barred and grated windows. When, after five weeks, my knees buckled and I fell to the ground utterly broken, sobbing and rocking to the beat of my heart, it was the patch of sunlight that brought me back.”

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The former chancellor of New York City schools was not, in fact, “a child of the streets. He was not an academically unmotivated student. He did not come from a deprived family background. He did not grow up in public housing as we understand it today.”

Wednesday, October 17

Longform Podcast #12: Mina Kimes

Mina Kimes is a writer for Fortune.

"A lot of people have asked me about my attitudes towards capitalism, or Wall Street in general. You know, there are companies on Wall Street that are doing good things, and there are companies on Wall Street that are doing bad things. At Fortune, our job is to look at both, and to explain why. I think in many cases, when it comes to the ones that are doing bad things, it takes people like us and other financial journalists to expose and question them."

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