Monday, October 27

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Pipino: Gentleman Thief

Magicians, mafiosos, a missing painting and the heist of a lifetime.

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The Fight: Patterson vs. Liston

“We, the writers—a word I am using in its most primitive sense—arrived in Chicago about 10 days before the baffling, bruising, an unbelievable two minutes and six seconds at Comiskey Park. We will get to all that later.”

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Against the Grain

Scrutinizing the gluten-free craze.

Sunday, October 26

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New York State of Mind

The city through the eyes of a four-year-old.

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What Having an Abortion in 1959 Was Like

A grandmother tells her story.

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An Undocumented Immigrant’s Dream Deferred

Javier Flores had hopes of a last-minute change in policy that would allow him to stay in Ohio with his wife and four kids, where he had a good job, a house, paid taxes. It didn’t come.

Saturday, October 25

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The Horror Before the Beheadings

Those who survived tell the story of twenty three ISIS hostages’ shared months of brutal captivity before some were ransomed and some executed.

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By Noon They'd Both Be in Heaven

Kelli Stapleton, whose teenage daughter was autistic and prone to violent rages, had come to fear for her life. So she made a decision that perhaps only she could justify.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Emergency"

The misadventures of two hospital workers.

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A Place to Root

Walking the East Tennessee woods with a Carol, aka “The Forest Granny,” a woman who lives off the land.