Sunday, October 7

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Life of a Salesman

Frank Firetti, a 54-year-old pool salesman in Virginia, and his fading American dream.

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God Wielded the Buzzer

On a biography of David Foster Wallace.

Saturday, October 6

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Here & Gone

On the strange relationship between Lionel Messi and his Argentinian hometown.

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The Supermarket of Struggling Artists

On the staff of a Trader Joe’s in New York City.

Friday, October 5

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Masquerade

A clue-filled children’s book, a golden hare, and Britain’s greatest treasure hunt.

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From Porky's to Hell

How Tony Galeota went from mobbed-up teen on Long Island to legendary strip club manager in Miami to distraught prisoner in a Panamanian jail.

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Down and Out in the Top 10

Grizzly Bear and the surprisingly crappy economics of indie rock stardom.

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The Last Ride of the Polo Shirt Bandit

The most prolific bank robber in Texas history.

Thursday, October 4

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How The Pirate Bay Four Dodged Swedish Justice—For a While

Convicted and facing jail time plus a crippling fine in Sweden, the founders of the torrent site The Pirate’s Bay have scattered across the world towards new lives: fatherhood in Laos, a junkie’s life in Phnom Penh, and start-up work in Berlin.

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Exodus

A Kosovar refugee must decide between love and family.

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Factory Girls

On the rise of K-pop.