Sunday, July 14

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The American Cloud

The “naked technological realities” of America’s heartland and how they power a “cosy coastal world of pretend farmers’ markets and happy cows.”

Saturday, July 13

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The Murders of Gonzago

On the film The Act of Killing, in which the actual perpetrators of a 1966-1966 Indonesian genocide recreate their own actions for the camera, and what it can tell us about our memories of the Vietnam War.

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In Iraq, the Bomb-Detecting Device That Didn't Work, Except to Make Money

How a con man named James McCormick sold $38 million worth of phony bomb-detection devices to Iraqi authorities.

Friday, July 12

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Death in the Desert

In early 2012, the bones of a woman and young boy were found near the Arizona-Mexico border. The author investigates who they were and how they died.

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Remade in Taiwan

When Manny Ramirez played half a season for the E-DA Rhinos.

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Heaven Can't Wait

Attending the Afterlife Awareness Conference.

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Alone With the Strangler

Encounters with Albert DeSalvo, the self-confessed Boston Strangler.

Thursday, July 11

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At Sears, Eddie Lampert's Warring Divisions Model Adds to the Troubles

The story of a risky management style gone bust.

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Special Deal

The shadowy cartel of doctors that control U.S. healthcare.

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Shooting the Messengers

Is being a war correspondent worth the risk?

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Wanted: Macho Men with Mustaches

On the origins of The Village People.

Wednesday, July 10

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Miss Teen America Finds Freedom, for a Day

On the lonely life of a for-profit pageant queen.