Thursday, December 27

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The Children Who Went Up In Smoke

In 1945, a fire tore through the home of George and Jennie Sodder. Four children escaped; five vanished.

Wednesday, December 26

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The Strange And Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis

How Jerry Lee Lewis got away with murdering 25-year-old Shawn Michelle Stevens, his fifth wife.

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Soul Men

Dan Akroyd, John Belushi, cocaine, and the making of The Blues Brothers.

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For Poor, Leap to College Often Ends in a Hard Fall

The story of three friends from Texas and the obstacles they face trying to get a college degree in an age of economic inequality.

Tuesday, December 25

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Blues Cruise

A dispatch from The National Review’s post-election cruise.

Monday, December 24

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How a Gun-Loving West Texas Girl Learned to Fear Assault Weapons

A writer’s evolving relationship with guns.

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Listening to Beck

A profile of Beck on the eve of his new album and nearly 20 years after the release of “Loser.”

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Sunday, December 23

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Interview with a Ginza Hostess

An interview with a woman who works in one of the exclusive hostess bars in Tokyo’s Ginza district, where an elite clientele pay heavily for champagne, whiskey, and conversation, and client-hostess relationships can span decades.

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Let's Call It Failure

On the future of Britain’s finances.

Saturday, December 22

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Liner Notes: Roky Erickson's 'True Love Cast Out All Evil'

Grammy-winning liner notes describing the rise, fall, and rebirth of Roky Erickson, who founded the psychedelic rock pioneers The Thirteenth Floor Elevators before a charge stemming from a single marijuana joint landed him in a Texas mental hospital.