Wednesday, May 8

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Is She for Real?

On a cruise with Syvlia Browne, the controversial psychic famous for telling distraught parents where their missing children are.

Tuesday, May 7

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Lip Shtick

Adventures in the cosmetics department of a Neiman Marcus in Dallas.

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Love and Madness in the Jungle

A financier and his wife build a mansion in the jungles of Costa Rica, set up a wildlife preserve, and appear to slowly, steadily lose their minds. A spiral of handguns, angry locals, armed guards, uncut diamonds, abduction plots, and a bedroom blazing with 550 Tiffany lamps ends with a body and a mystery: Did John Felix Bender die by his own hand? Or did Ann Bender kill him to escape their crumbling dream?

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My Father, the Good Nazi

Horst von Wächter confronts - and rationalizes - a difficult family legacy.

Monday, May 6

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What Do You Desire?

The writer, entering her thirties single and adrift, heads to San Francisco to spend time with Kink.com’s Princess Donna Dolore and attend a gangbang “where all the men were dressed as panda bears.”

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The Thin Red Line

Inside the White House debate over Syria.

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The Luckiest Village in the World

In 2011, just before Christmas, a tiny Spanish town won 120 million Euros in the lottery. A trip to the new Sodeto.

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Al Gore’s Golden Years

A profile of the almost-president.

Sunday, May 5

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Taken for a Ride: Temp Agencies and Raiteros in Immigrant Chicago

How companies and large temp agencies benefit from—and tacitly collaborate with—an underworld of labor brokers, known as “raiteros,” who charge workers fees, pushing their pay below minimum wage.

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Death of a Building

A historic Little Rock building and its owner, before and after a catastrophic fire.

Saturday, May 4

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Green Screen: The Lack of Female Road Narratives and Why it Matters

“When a man steps onto the road, his journey begins. When a woman steps onto that same road, hers ends.”