Saturday, June 21

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "The Answer"

A man heads to Key West in a quest for sobriety.

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The Slumdog Millionaire Architect

How Hafeez Contractor is creating an alternate India in the sky, where professionsals are “insulated from the chaos that has long hamstrung their homeland.”

Friday, June 20

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Lest Ye Be Judged

On a preacher who counsels and ministers Major League umpires.

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"I Have Sinned Against the Lord and Against You! Will You Forgive Me?"

Adriaan Vlok, a former apartheid leader, seeks redemption.

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Porklife

How the modern pig farm came to be.

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Woo Cho Bang Bang

The gangs of Brooklyn’s Brownsville, an area with the higest concentration of public housing in America.

Thursday, June 19

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The Big Lobotomy

How the Gingrich-era brain drain crippled the government and led to last year’s shutdown.

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Q&A With Larry Lessig On Why You Should Have Faith In Silicon Valley

The Harvard Law professsor on billionaires, politics and Uber.

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The Unelectable Whiteness of Scott Walker

The formative years of the Republican star.

Wednesday, June 18

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How General Motors Silenced a Whistle-Blower

Courtland Kelley knew there was a problem more than a decade ago. He tried to speak up. He sued. He lost.

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They Came. They Sawed.

In Austin in 1973, politicos and hippies could get together and create violent, visionary horror films for $60,000. So they did. The story of how The Texas Chainsaw Massacre got made.

Previously: The Longform Guide to Making Movies.

Longform Podcast #97: Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a senior editor at The Atlantic. His latest cover story is "The Case for Reparations."

"The writer hopes for change, but writers can't assume that their work is going to cause change."

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