Saturday, August 30

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The Boy with Half a Brain

To save William Buttars’s life, his parents had to risk it.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Spew"

A Profile Auditor goes sniffing after anomalies in the consumption habits and personal data of an unsuspecting hotel clerk.

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Delta Nights

On Lucinda Williams and her “love affair with loss.”

Friday, August 29

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A Sordid But Instructive Interval At Soldier of Fortune Magazine

A personal history of Soldier of Fortune magazine and the mercenary-wannabes who read and wrote it.

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Jerry Football

A profile of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

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Acting French

On learning a new language, a new culture, and why “it must never be concluded that an urge toward the cosmopolitan, toward true education, will make people stop hitting you.”

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Hollywood's Big-Money YouTube Hit Factory

Established media companies used to sue YouTube. Now they’re betting on it.

Thursday, August 28

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I Was the Worst High School Quarterback Ever

The author examines his terrible football career.

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The Dawn of the Post-Clinic Abortion

Almost 40 percent of the world’s population lives in countries with limits on abortion. Activists like Rebecca Gompert imagine a future where those limits are meaningless because most abortions happen at home.

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Stranger in the Village

On being black in an all-white Swiss village.

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Branding Guyana

The rise and fall of travel writing.

Wednesday, August 27

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What Happened to Motorola

The anatomy of a collapse.