Thursday, April 4

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The Ghost in the Machine

A profile of the D.O.C., the rapper’s rapper, who ghostwrote for Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg.

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The Meaning of White

A mother struggles to cope when a child is born with albinism.

Wednesday, April 3

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Longform Podcast #35: Jay Caspian Kang

Jay Caspian Kang is a writer and editor at Grantland.

"That's one of the things I've been learning: sometimes if you just sit there, they forget that you're there, so they forget to get rid of you. I'm very quiet and I try not to ask them a lot of questions. ... Generally I just observe. I feel like because I'm a fiction writer, the story will tell itself through the narrative of the person's movement through their daily life."

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Show Notes »
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The Bitcoin Bubble and the Future of Currency

A cultural history of Bitcoin and what happened when the nascent virtual currency began to be covered by the mainstream media.

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Heart of Sharkness

A trip to the French island of Réunion to report on a bloody battle between surfers and sharks.

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A Nightmare in Real Life

On the American teenager who was kidnapped by Islamic militants while on vacation in the Philippines.

Tuesday, April 2

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Al Qaeda Wants Africa

A war travelogue through Mali alongside French troops as a “place just like Afghanistan” descends into chaos.

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Interview: Renata Adler

“I never attacked anyone weak. Only bullies, secure in their courts, bureacracies, fifedoms.”

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Garrett Holeve, an MMA Fighter With Down Syndrome, Is on His Way to Changing the Sport

“At the gym, he’s not Garrett Holeve, the guy with Down syndrome. He’s G-Money, an up-and-coming fighter with big ambitions.”

Monday, April 1

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Fog Count

What prison does to a man.

2013 National Magazine Awards Finalists

2013 National Magazine Awards Finalists

Feature Writing, Reporting, Essays and Criticism, Public Interest — a full list of the nominees announced today.