Saturday, November 22

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Stop Trying to Save the World

A longtime NGO worker on how big ideas end up hurting international aid.

Friday, November 21

William Langewiesche on Longform

From shipbreakers in India to a plane crash in Brazil, organized crime in Naples to pirates in the Gulf of Aden — browse our complete archive of more than 20 articles by William Langewiesche.

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Salvage Beast

When massive ships sink, burn, fall apart or get stuck, their owners call Nick Sloane. His job: figure out how to save as much as he can.

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The Real Lolita

The story of 11-year-old Sally Horner’s abduction changed the course of 20th-century literature. She just never got to tell it herself.


Previously: Vladimir Nabokov's 1964 Playboy interview.
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Punch a Hole in the Sky

An oral history of The Right Stuff.

Thursday, November 20

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Can Whole Foods Change the Way Poor People Eat?

How the new store is—and isn’t—changing Detroit.

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A Rape on Campus

A brutal assault and the struggle for justice at the University of Virginia.

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The Secret Life of Passwords

What our private codes say about us.

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“When in Doubt, Seduce”

A profile of Mike Nichols.

Wednesday, November 19

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Inside the Gay Wing of L.A. Men's Central Jail

Spending time with the residents of K6G, the only gay wing in the entire American penal system.

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My Last Day in Yemen

A journalist on the lingering effects of escaping a kidnapping.