Tuesday, July 16

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Jack Handey Is the Envy of Every Comedy Writer in America

A profile of the writer behind “Deep Thoughts” on Saturday Night Live.

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SF Plane Crash: Responders Turned Chaos Into Hope

With the first on the scene of the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 disaster.

Monday, July 15

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Better Living Through Curiosity

A profile of Amar Bose, founder of the Bose Corporation.

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The Speaker Is Mute But Not Unintelligible

The durable ineffectiveness of John Boehner.

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The Pixar Theory

Making the case that all Pixar movies exist on a cohesive timeline in the same universe dominated by a central theme: the battle between animals, humans and machines.

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Operation Easter

The hunt for a secretive network of British men obsessed with accumulating and cataloguing the eggs of rare birds.

Sunday, July 14

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Flesh & Blood

The crimes of former NFL star Rae Carruth.

Previously: "The Boy They Couldn't Kill" (Thomas Lake • Sports Illustrated)
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The American Cloud

The “naked technological realities” of America’s heartland and how they power a “cosy coastal world of pretend farmers’ markets and happy cows.”

Saturday, July 13

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The Murders of Gonzago

On the film The Act of Killing, in which the actual perpetrators of a 1966-1966 Indonesian genocide recreate their own actions for the camera, and what it can tell us about our memories of the Vietnam War.

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In Iraq, the Bomb-Detecting Device That Didn't Work, Except to Make Money

How a con man named James McCormick sold $38 million worth of phony bomb-detection devices to Iraqi authorities.

Friday, July 12

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Death in the Desert

In early 2012, the bones of a woman and young boy were found near the Arizona-Mexico border. The author investigates who they were and how they died.

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Remade in Taiwan

When Manny Ramirez played half a season for the E-DA Rhinos.