Friday, June 7

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Living With a Peacock

An essay on raising birds.

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Welcome to Mogadishu

A portrait of the Somali capital.

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Seasteading

On Ephemerisle, a “floating festival of radical self-reliance,” and other attempts at creating an island utopia.

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Silent War

Tracing a secretive cyber-war’s battles and casualties.

Thursday, June 6

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The Prospect

Montaous Walton couldn’t throw, catch or hit. But he wanted to be a ballplayer. And with the help of the internet, the media, and an ambitious young agent, that’s what he briefly became.

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The Amish Are Getting Fracked

Their religion prohibits lawsuits. The energy companies know it.

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The Guilty Man

Twenty-six years after he was wrongfully imprisoned for the murder of his wife, Michael Morton sees the real killer brought to justice in a Texas courthouse.

Wednesday, June 5

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His Life as a Murder Suspect

The Yale professor suspected of murdering his student.

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When the Beautiful Game Turns Ugly

A journey into the world of Italy’s racist soccer thugs.

Longform Podcast #44: Jonathan Abrams

Jonathan Abrams covers the NBA for Grantland.

"Players know that with the stories I do I'm not trying to burn anybody. I'm trying to tell a story for what it's worth and be honest to that person. ...That's one of my main goals, that you know why this person is [a certain] way when they step on the court. You know why Monta Ellis is going to keep shooting the ball. You know why Zach Randolph is such a gritty player. What these guys have gone through growing up, it materializes in their game."

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East Side Story

A murder case involving two young, privileged New Yorkers rivets the city.