Sunday, November 17

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Murder, Love & Redemption

In 1985, a lost 22-year-old wrote a letter to a Manson girl-turned-model prisoner, asking for advice on conquering his demons. Then they fell in love.

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Q&A With Art Spiegelman, Creator of ‘Maus’

“And the Holocaust trumps art every time.”

Saturday, November 16

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The Economics of Infomercials

The $200 billion industry behind the Snuggie.

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Like I Was Jesus

The gospel according to nine-year-olds; a missionary group that won the right to evangelize in schools and how children process their message.

Friday, November 15

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The Impossible Refugee Boat Lift to Christmas Island

A pair of undercover journalists, a boatload of refugees, 200 miles of ocean and a journey that has claimed more than a thousand lives.

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Man vs. Corpse

On art and dead bodies.

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For Thrill Seekers, a Bull Run With a Different Hook

How to get Americans to “pay $45 to $75 to run for their lives from 1,500-pound, bad-tempered beasts.”

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Texas’ Other Death Penalty

An essay on those who don’t get caught by health care’s so-called safety net.

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Thursday, November 14

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Radical Chic: That Party at Lenny’s

Notes from a Black Panther fundraiser on Park Avenue.

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Hana's Story

In 2008, Hana Williams left an Ethiopian orphanage to join a large, Christian fundamentalist family in America. Three years later she was dead.

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What Is the Value of Stolen Art?

On the Kunsthal heist and the murky economics of making money from stolen paintings.