Monday, December 9

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La Gran Fuga

The story of Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez’s flight from Cuba.

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Invisible Child: Dasani’s Homeless Life

There are more than 22,000 homeless children in New York, the highest number since the Great Depression. This is one of their stories.

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State of Deception

Why Obama won’t rein in the NSA.

Sunday, December 8

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Whose Sarin?

Did the Obama Administration ignore evidence that someone other than Assad could be behind the sarin attacks?

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The Art of Fiction No. 221: Ursula K. Le Guin

“The ‘hard’–science fiction writers dismiss everything except, well, physics, astronomy, and maybe chemistry. Biology, sociology, anthropology—that’s not science to them, that’s soft stuff. They’re not that interested in what human beings do, really. But I am. I draw on the social sciences a great deal. I get a lot of ideas from them, particularly from anthropology. When I create another planet, another world, with a society on it, I try to hint at the complexity of the society I’m creating, instead of just referring to an empire or something like that.”

Saturday, December 7

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The Other Side of the Story

“When I was fourteen, I had a relationship with my eighth grade history teacher. People called me a victim. They called him a villain. But it’s more complicated than that.”

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The Men Who Leaked the Secrets

The twisting paths that brought together Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald.

Friday, December 6

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Generation June

Brazil’s restless youth in the lead-up to the World Cup.

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The Vigilante of Clallam County

Why one man made it his mission to kill 60 known sex offenders.

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The Ghostwriting Business

The incentives for and ethics of writing other people’s books.

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Sex, Lies and HIV

On the criminalization of nondisclosure.

Thursday, December 5

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Chasing Alexander Supertramp

Twenty years after the world first heard about Christopher McCandless, fans of Into the Wild continue to risk their lives to reach the bus where he died.