Tuesday, February 9

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Chirlane McCray and the Limits of First-Ladyship

What two years in Gracie Mansion have meant for a woman who aspired to be the “voice for the forgotten voices.”

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The Ponzi State

“Florida, in some ways, resembles a modern Ponzi scheme. Everything is fine for me if a thousand newcomers come tomorrow. The problem is…no one knew what would happen if they stopped coming.”

Monday, February 8

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A Final Appeal

Twenty years ago, Brian Peixoto was convicted of killing his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son. But is he innocent?

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Can Surfing Reprogram the Veteran’s Brain?

An ex-SEAL turns to “ocean therapy” to cope with chronic pain and PTSD.

Previously: The Longform Guide to Surfing
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The NYPD Is Kicking People Out of Their Homes, Even if They Haven’t Committed a Crime

How cops are using nuisance abatement actions to put New Yorkers on the streets.

Sunday, February 7

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How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You: The BeyHive

An essay on Beyoncé and her fans.

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The House That Built Cam

To understand Cam Newton, you need to go to a small church 45 minutes outside of Atlanta called Holy Zion Center of Deliverance and hear his dad preach.

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My Misspent Youth

Life and debt as a young writer in New York.

Meghan Daum on the Longform Podcast
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The Making of Daniel Clowes

As an “angry young man,” Ghost World author Daniel Clowes insulted Stan Lee and Art Spiegelman in a graphic novel’s satirical alternate reality. It was born from a nagging self-doubt that, despite the cartoonist’s current recognition and status, lingers.

Saturday, February 6

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The Plot to Steal the Color White From DuPont

How Walter Liew stole titanium white from DuPont on behalf of the Chinese government.

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The Big Sleep

Australian scientists Pat and Peter Shaw always planned to take their lives, together. After saying goodbye to their daughters last October, they did.