Wednesday, May 30

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A profile of former Liberian president Charles Taylor, who was sentenced to 50 years today after being convicted of committing crimes against humanity.

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On the difficult, “god-like” decisions faced by parents of transgender children.

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On the rise of DIY genetic engineering.

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A Yale student on why nearly a quarter of her classmates will end up working for Wall Street.

Tuesday, May 29

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On the escape of hundreds of insurgents from Kandahar’s Sarposa Prison through a tunnel dug from the outside, and an unlikely suspect: the jail’s former warden.

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"I turned to see Eva padding around the room, naked, dipping a small plastic wand into the bottle of bubble soap she’d bought at the market... Sometime in the far future, when I was lying on my deathbed, I said, this was the moment I wanted to remember."

On the relationship between travel and photography.

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On tour with America’s first 50-year-old rock band.

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The cold, forgotten realities of “conventional warfare.”

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How we try - and usually fail - to fight the mosquito.

Monday, May 28

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“Robert Victor Sullivan, whom you’ve surely never heard of, was the toughest coach of them all. He was so tough he had to have two tough nicknames, Bull and Cyclone, and his name was usually recorded this way: coach Bob “Bull” “Cyclone” Sullivan or coach Bob (Bull) (Cyclone) Sullivan. Also, at times he was known as Big Bob or Shotgun. He was the most unique of men, and yet he remains utterly representative of a time that has vanished, from the gridiron and from these United States.”

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Growing up on B-movies.