Tuesday, February 19


The Cold Arab Spring

Chasing the embers of hedonism in Morocco and Tunisia, as Salafi mobs and new regimes wash over the brothels, beaches, and nightclubs of what used to be the Arab world’s most liberal cities.


Arianna’s Virtual Candidate

A profile of Michael Huffington.



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Monday, February 18


America's Hardest-Working Know-It-All

A profile of Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings.



France, wealth and the saga of tax exile Gérard Depardieu.


Death in Singapore

Authorities say an American electronics engineer committed suicide after working on a project involving a Chinese telecom giant. His family believes he was murdered.

Sunday, February 17


Deep Inside: A Study of 10,000 Porn Stars and Their Careers

Applying big data analysis to Internet Adult Film Database, the IMDB of porn.


It’s 2013, And They’re Burning ‘Witches’

In the highlands of Papua New Guinea, admist a mining boom, the public torture and killing of women accused of sorcery has returned.

Saturday, February 16


Infectious: Tom Dooley

On the 1866 murder of Laura Foster and the subsequent hanging of Tom Dula.


Broken Promise

On the meeting of shaggy-haired American ping pong ace Glenn Cowan and Chinese master Zhuang Zedong (who died this week), and how their fleeting friendship thawed relations between the twon nations during the U.S. team’s historic 1971 tour of China.