Monday, November 19

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They Cracked This 250 Year-Old Code, and Found a Secret Society Inside

How a small group academics revealed an ancient order of opthamologists.

Sunday, November 18

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Interview: Yayoi Kusama

An interview with the Japanese artist, who has resided in a mental institution since committing herself in 1975.

Saturday, November 17

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Tunnel Vision

The story of an avalanche, as told by a survivor.

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The Fourth State of Matter

A week in the author’s life when it became impossible to control the course of events.

Friday, November 16

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The Tragedy of Britney Spears

A profile of Spears at her nadir.

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The Markovian Parallax Denigrate: Unraveling the Internet’s Oldest and Weirdest mystery

How conspiracy theory links the internet’s first spam (a series of randomly generated words with the subject line Markovian Parallax Denigrate) with a woman who posed as a CIA agent and was convicted of receiving funds from Saddam Hussein’s government.

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When the Nerds Go Marching In

How a team of 40 engineers helped reelect Barack Obama.

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The Last Time They Met

The night his Alabama Crimson Tide beat the LSU Tigers for the national championship, Brian Downing put his balls on the face of a passed out LSU fan named Garrison Stamp. The act was caught on video, the video went viral, and their lives were never the same.

Thursday, November 15

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A Mormon Reporter On The Romney Bus

Memoir of a Latter-day campaign correspondent.

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The Hazards of Growing Up Painlessly

Ashlyn Blocker, 13, has a “congenital insensitivity to pain.”

Wednesday, November 14

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Last Champions of the Third Reich

The story of the 1944 German national soccer championship game.