Monday, August 19

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The Mercenary

Roy Petersen was blind in one eye, had two replaced hips, and was twice divorced. His job was to solve a gold mine robbery case in the Peruvian Andes. He would need some help.

The Longform Guide to Rich Kids

The Longform Guide to Rich Kids

Paris Hilton, Princeton phonies, and the prince who blew through billions—a collection of articles on young money.

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Sunday, August 18

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Everywoman.com

On Martha Stewart, business icon.

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Inside the Double Life of Aaron Hernandez

The house at 114 Lake Avenue in Bristol, CT that kept calling Aaron Hernandez, a NFL star by 20, back to “a volatile underworld of guns, drugs, and violence.”

Saturday, August 17

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Knight of the Swan

Her grandfather, she found out decades after he died, was not her grandfather. Who did that make her?

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Raiders of the Congo

Two white security contractors set off into the remote interior. Within a week, a seemingly innocent man who crossed their path lay dead on the side of the road. The manhunt began.

Friday, August 16

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Against the Law

A profile of lawyer Jacques Vergès, who died yesterday after decades spent defending war criminals, terrorists and dictators.

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The Tedium Is the Message

A history of spam on the internet.

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Bit

“Joe’s hand began to tingle, and he called the group together. The toxins would leave his system in 48 hours, he said. He’d be conscious the whole time.”

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Ripping Off Young America: The College-Loan Scandal

“The dirty secret of American higher education is that student-loan interest rates are almost irrelevant. It’s not the cost of the loan that’s the problem, it’s the principal – the appallingly high tuition costs that have been soaring at two to three times the rate of inflation, an irrational upward trajectory eerily reminiscent of skyrocketing housing prices in the years before 2008.”

Thursday, August 15

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Body and Soul

On disability, adolescence and friendship after a paralyzing accident.