Sunday, August 24

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The quest to control hurricanes.

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The bumpy rise of Saturday Night Live’s first star.

Excerpted from Saturday Night, published in 1986.

Saturday, August 23

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An oddball team of ship salvage mercenaries is tasked with uprighting a tipped two-football-field-long cargo ship before it sinks into the darkness of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands.

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Scenes from a local bar in winter.

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Now 91, she was once the “world’s most exclusive madam.”

Friday, August 22

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Bryan Goldberg’s site for women was widely mocked when it launched a year ago. Today it has 15 million readers per month and some of its harshest early critics are on the payroll.

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On Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, the duo behind Broad City.

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The Wall Street firm that bailed out Robert Mugabe.

Thursday, August 21

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Jared Lorenzen was a star quarterback in college. He won a Super Bowl. And just like the author, he has spent his entire life fighting, and losing, a battle with his weight.