Wednesday, August 26

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Structured Settlements

How an entire industry built itself convincing lead-paint poisoning victims to sign over settlement payments for a fraction of what they’re worth.

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Beyond the Breach

The people who survived Katrina, ten years later.

Tuesday, August 25

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The Meaning of Serena Williams

Black excellence in the land of tennis.

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Daniel Wolfe Is Killing Himself Live on Facebook

The search for an Iraq veteran on the brink of suicide.

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The Last Voyage of the Vollmer Twins

The sailboat dreams of two octogenarian Brooklyn brothers.

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"No Place for a Kid to Go"

The chaos of a group home in Long Beach, California.

Monday, August 24

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The Big Dig

Visiting the treasures – bear skulls, footprints, an ancient emerald necklace – that surfaced with shipwrecks at Yenikapi in Turkey.

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The Pope and the Planet

The Pope’s vision for addressing climate change.

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The Heirs

The three men vying to be the next publisher of the New York Times.

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The Long Life and Quiet Death of True Detective Magazine

The rise and fall of the “fact crime magazine.”

Sunday, August 23

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Mister Lytle: An Essay

Memories of living with the writer Andrew Lytle late in his life.

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Who Won Science Fiction’s Hugo Awards, and Why It Matters

A culture war is raging between the people diversifying science fiction and the men who’d like to roll that back.