Friday, February 15

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Cinema Tarantino

The making of Pulp Fiction.

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The Plastinarium of Dr. von Hagens

The man behind the Body Worlds exhibit faces his own death.

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Michael Jordan Has Not Left The Building

A profile of Jordan at 50.

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Playboy Interview: Michael Jordan

A conversation with a 29-year-old approaching his apex.

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Anatomy of a Heroin Ring

How a Chicago drug organization did business.

Thursday, February 14

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His Saving Grace

How Curtis Duffy overcame his parents’ murder-suicide to become one of the nation’s great chefs.

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How Crazy Is Too Crazy to Be Executed?

Andre Thomas cut out his children’s hearts and removed his own eyes. Texas considers him sane.

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Can the Republicans Be Saved From Obsolescence?

The GOP’s younger generation confronts its future.

Wednesday, February 13

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Royal Bodies

On women, monarchy, and breeding.

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CIA Operatives, Barrels of Whiskey, and a Biker Named Thor

The story of Thor Holm Hansen—”Norwegian country singer, a former Outlaws motorcycle chieftain, and an ‘ambassador at large’ to a rebel Haitian government”—who claims to be back in Florida to locate his missing daughter.

Longform Podcast #28: Joel Lovell (live)

Joel Lovell, deputy editor of The New York Times Magazine, interviewed live at the University of Pittsburgh.

"I think if you can make a writer feel like it's okay to not know what they're doing—they don't really know exactly what their story is, they're a little lost in their material—that's a fine place to be. If you can sort of talk it through, if you can minimize their anxiety a little bit, then I think you've done most of your job. After that it's just looking at the words and just figuring out which ones work."

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