Tuesday, October 15

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Nights Out In a New Town

Traveling with a sex tourist to the Uzbek city of Tashkent. Excerpted from the forthcoming book If It's Monday It Must Be Madurai.

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The Russia Left Behind

The bumpy ride from St. Petersburg and Moscow, through a Russia slipping back into the 19th century.

Monday, October 14

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Twirling at Ole Miss

A day after William Faulkner’s funeral and a few weeks before James Meredith became the first African-American student to register at the University of Mississipi, the author arrived in Oxford to cover the Dixie National Baton Twirling Institute.

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Dear Life

The author on her childhood in Wingham, Ontario.

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Nightmare in Maryville

Daisy Coleman, new to town and a cheerleader, was 14. Matthew Barnett, a 17-year-old football player and the grandson of a longtime politician, was 17. The evidence pointed overwhelmingly toward rape. There was even a video. Yet the charges were dropped. Then the people of Maryville, Missouri, set about running the Colemans out of town.

Sunday, October 13

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The Real Story of Lavabit's Founder

Meet Ladar Levison, Edward Snowden’s email provider.

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The Camera's Cusp

Filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón and his four years of production on Gravity.

Saturday, October 12

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I Got Hired at a Bangladesh Sweatshop. Meet My 9-Year-Old Boss.

“She taught me the tricks of trimming. She taught me to smile when my back ached. She taught me some Bengali words. Sab bhalo. It is all okay.”

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Mavericks

A visit to the massive Northern California surf break.

Friday, October 11

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The Marathon of Their Lives

Two very different fates at the Chicago Marathon.

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4chan Camgirl Loli-chan Grows Up

What happened to “one of maybe 20 girls who became famous in the mid-’00s for posting photos of themselves on image boards.”

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The Secrets of Bezos

What it’s like to work for, compete against, and find out you’re the biological father of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. An excerpt from The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon.