Tuesday, October 23

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The Smartest Man in America

Profiles of people with genius-level IQs.

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Paradise With An Asterisk

“From all appearances, this place is still an earthly paradise. There is just one problem, though you could stare at this palm grove for a lifetime and never see it. The soil under our feet, whitish gray in color with flecks of coral, contains a radioactive isotope called cesium 137.”

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For President Obama, a Complex Calculus of Race and Politics

“His seeming ease belies the anxiety and emotion that advisers say he brings to his historic position: pride in what he has accomplished, determination to acquit himself well and intense frustration.”

Monday, October 22

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The Glory Days of Jack Kirby and Stan Lee

Life at Marvel Comics in the mid-1960s.

An excerpt from Marvel Comics: The Untold Story.
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A Night to Forget

A tragic car crash, its lone survivor, and his reeling town.

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Free to Be

Forty years after its release, the story of “Free to Be… You and Me.”

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Sunday, October 21

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What Might Have Been

A profile of George McGovern.

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Opening Night

In the slums adjacent to Mumbai’s airport.

Saturday, October 20

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Welcome to the Future Nauseous

Why the future feels frozen in time, as framed by Marshall McLuhan (“We look at the present through a rear-view mirror. We march backwards into the future.”) and William Gibson (“The future is already here; it is just unevenly distributed.”)

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The Secrets of Sleep

We know we need it, but we don’t know why.

Friday, October 19

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The House Where They Live

Life inside Long Island’s largest cluster of sex offenders.