Saturday, February 23

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Leaving the Witness

A lifelong Jehovah’s Witness moves to China to proselytize.

Friday, February 22

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Meet the World's Top NBA Gambler

Bob Voulgaris and his math prodigy sidekick attempt to create the perfect betting algorithm.

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The Princess and the Trolls

How Adalia Rose, a six-year-old with an early-aging disorder called progeria, became both an Internet celebrity and the target of online vitriol.

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When Brain Damage Unlocks the Genius Within

The science of acquired savant syndrome.

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The Hanging

William Sparkman Jr., a census worker, was found hanging from a tree in rural Kentucky. He was naked, hands bound, with the letters “FED” written across his chest. Inside the investigation into how – and why – he died.

Thursday, February 21

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The Last Man Up

It was a 3-mile footrace. Thousands were in attendance. So how did Michael LeMaitre disappear?

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The Armory Show at 100

Lessons from the 1913 International Exhibition of Modern Art.

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Prison and the Poverty Trap

The enduring disadvantage of getting locked up.

Wednesday, February 20

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Spirit Guide

Reinventing a once-great whisky distillery in Scotland.

Longform Podcast #29: Matthew Power

Matthew Power is a freelance writer and contributing editor at Harper's.

"The kind of stories I've gotten to do have involved fulfilling my childhood fantasies of having an adventurous life. Even though I don't make a ton of money doing it, I've never felt like I was missing out on something. I haven't worked in an office since a two-week stint as a fact checker at House and Garden magazine in 2001, so that's 12 years, and I haven't starved to death yet."

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