Monday, February 4

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Why Americans Hate the Media

An explanation of enduring distaste.

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Reincarnation in Exile

The challenges of growing up in the modern world as the reincarnation of a famous Tibetan lama.

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A Loaded Gun

The haunted past of Amy Bishop, a University of Alabama neurobiologist who shot six colleagues during a staff meeting.

Sunday, February 3

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New Old Libya

In the wake of revolution, Libyans envision their future.

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Eternal Hypochondria of the Expanding Mind

On nineteenth century invalidism and how societies have drugged themselves through tough transitions across history.

Saturday, February 2

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The Order of the Solar Temple

The bodies in the chalet were found in a secret chamber, arranged radiating out from a point like spokes in a wheel. Some had suffocated, some had been shot. They all were followers of a mysterious prophet, Luc Jouret.

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Speak, Memory

On the fallibility of memory.

Friday, February 1

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30 Rock Landed on Us

An essay on television and race.

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The Transformation of Johnny Spain

The early life of “the onetime Black Panther, protégé of George Jackson, and sole member of the San Quentin Six convicted of murder.”

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And the Award for the Next HBO Goes to...

On CEO Reed Hastings and the future of Netflix.

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Thursday, January 31

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The White Album

Royce White’s theories of mental illness.