Wednesday, July 31

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Elegy of a Race Car Driver

The life and sudden death of NASCAR’s Dick Trickle.

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Sponsor: Michael Paterniti Answers Questions From His Editor

The author of The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese, interviewed by his editor, Andy Ward, about storytelling, literary heroes, and why the book took him 10 years to write.

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Detachment

On the scientific research of Romanian orphans.

Tuesday, July 30

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Jeffrey Levitt Stole $15 Million

“Jeffrey Levitt stole and misappropriated a grand total of fourteen million, six hundred ninety-nine thousand, nine hundred forty-seven dollars and fifty-eight cents. He stole all that. It was the largest single white-collar crime in Maryland history, almost bringing down the state’s entire savings and loan industry.” And it still wasn’t enough.

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Harlan Ellison Isn’t Dead Yet

The cult author, 57 years into his writing career.

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Not Even Silicon Valley Escapes History

What remains of the past’s cutting edge.

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What the Hell Happened to David Duval?

A once-great golfer’s private second act.

Monday, July 29

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A Hollywood Ending

An older brother’s murder and its aftermath.

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On the Road with Memère

A mother-son bus trip from Florida to Juarez.

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The Serial Killer Has Second Thoughts: The Confessions of Thomas Quick

After a botched bank robbery in 1990, Sture Bergwall, aka Thomas Quick, confessed to a string of brutal crimes. He admitted to stabbings, stranglings, incest and cannibalism. He was convicted of eight murders in all, and after the final trial he went silent for nearly a decade. But a few years ago, Bergwall came forward again—there was one more secret he had to tell.

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Trial by Twitter

Was justice served in Steubenville?