Saturday, June 9

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An interview with John Waters.

Real life is seeing and art is looking. If you’re successful, it’s a magic trick: you take one thing, and you put it in here, and it changes in one second, and then you can never look at that thing again the same way. That is what art is to me.

Friday, June 8

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On the mid-sixties birth of America’s underground newspaper movement and the rise of The Realist, East Village Other, Berkeley Barb, and more.

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The international battle over 17 tons of coins discovered by an American deep-sea treasure hunting company.

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The story of Bowe Bergdahl, a soldier who walked off his base in Afghanistan only to be captured by the Taliban.

Thursday, June 7

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On the shifting nature of time.

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Meet Faygele ben Miriam, the radical activist “beyond the leading edge” of the same-sex marriage fight.

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The story of Christopher and Jeffrey George, the twin proprietors of a pain clinic empire.

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John Dirr’s son Eli didn’t really have cancer. In fact, neither Eli nor John Dirr ever existed.

A decade-long Internet hoax unravels.

Wednesday, June 6

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A trip to Disneyland in the mid-1960s.

Previously posted on Longform.org on January 25th, 2012.
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How Google’s utopian/dystopian plan to scan the world’s books failed and the Harvard-led team that’s picking up the pieces.

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The Horace Mann School’s secret history of sexual abuse.