Wednesday, July 3

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Yrs. Truly, A Lincoln

On the grifter who made a living forging the signatures of American heroes.

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Love and Loss in a Small Texas Town

On the deadly explosion in West, Texas.

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In the Line of Wildfire

Embedded with the “hotshots” trying to battle forest fires.

Tuesday, July 2

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The Rock ’n’ Roll Casualty Who Became a War Hero

After being fired from both Nirvana and Soundgarden, Jason Everman joined the Special Forces.

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A Literary History of the San Andreas Fault: Bolinas

On the writers, poets and beats in a reclusive California town, where residents repeatedly tear down highway signs indicating its location.

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The Marineland Dreamland

On disposing of a dead sea lion, and the pitfalls of memory.

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Liquid City

The weird history and uncertain future of New York City’s shoreline.

Monday, July 1

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Buried Secrets

How a secretive Israel billionaire seized control of an untapped iron ore deposit beneath one of Africa’s poorest countries.

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The Call of Battle

After two tours in Iraq, the writer returns to a volatile region of Afghanistan as an embedded journalist.

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History of the Loomis Gang

In 1802, horse rustler George Washington Loomis rode into Oneida County and built a mansion adjacent to an impenetrable swamp perfect for storing thieved goods. It was the beginning of the saga of the largest organized crime family in 19th century America.

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Michael Light in Conversation with Lawrence Weschler

How to photograph Los Angeles from a helicopter.