Monday, January 14

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Brainwashed!

The psychology of cults and the scholars who fight about it.

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The Party Faithful

The rise of Israel’s far right.

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Toastmaster

Adventures in public speaking.

Sunday, January 13

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The Inside Job

A bookkeeper’s $9 million swindle, her lavish second life, and the boss who didn’t notice.

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Boomtown Slum

A day in the economic life of the Nairobi’s Kibera, the largest shanty-town in Africa.

Saturday, January 12

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RIP, Aaron Swartz

A eulogy for the activist.

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Semi-Charmed Life

Parsing the lives of middle-class twentysomethings.

Friday, January 11

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In the Time of Cholera

The U.N.’s role in creating an epidemic in Haiti.

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The Tip of the Spear

A reporter who investigated Scientology tracks down the man who once ran the church’s intelligence operations – and who may hold the secret to years of harassment (and the mysterious death of a pet dog).

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The New Mecca

The author travels to Dubai; Arab children see snow for the first time, which is made by a Kenyan.

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One Martyr Down

An investigation into the death of a Canadian soldier in Lebanon.

Thursday, January 10

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A Beautiful Child

Truman Capote and Marilyn Monroe in conversation.