Wednesday, January 2

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But Never a Lovely So Real

The life and work of Nelson Algren.

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The Great Canadian Maple Syrup Heist

On the theft of 6 million pounds of maple syrup from Canada’s strategic reserve and the group of free market renegades who are fighting “The Maple Wars.”

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Tuesday, January 1

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A Jew in the Northwest

On leaving New York for Portland.

Monday, December 31

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A Pickpocket's Tale

A profile of Apollo Robbins, widely regarded as the world’s best pickpocket.

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In Unfamiliar Waters

Two American backpackers, two Indonesian villagers, one small boat, 15 slices of bread, a dozen hard-boiled eggs, ten oranges, five apples, two pineapples, two bags of cookies, two packages of peanuts, eight liters of water, one machete and three weeks adrift at sea.

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To Die For

Robert Blake, Bonny Lee Bakley, and the misery of celebrity.

Sunday, December 30

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John McAfee's Last Stand

On November 12, 2012, after Belizean police announced that they were seeking him for questioning in connection with the murder of his neighbor, John McAfee began a well-publicized stint on the lam. Six months earlier, the writer had begun an in-depth investigation into McAfee's life. This is the chronicle of that investigation.

Listen to Joshua Davis disucsses this article on the Longform Podcast.

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Happiness Is a Worn Gun

On wearing a concealed handgun and how it changed the author’s worldview.

Saturday, December 29

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Don't Stop Running

An argument for trying.

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How Much Tech Can One City Take?

How a burgeoning tech workforce swallowed San Francisco.