Wednesday, March 13

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Ted Kennedy Jr. Is (Finally) Ready for the Family Business

A profile of a 51-year-old preparing himself for the inevitable.

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My Brother’s Life, Unraveled

The story of a suicide.

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There Is Only Awe

On Julian Jaynes, a Princeton psychologist who told the story of how humans learned to think.

Tuesday, March 12

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The Big Short War

On a battle between billionaire hedge-funders.

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In the Eye of the Whirlpool

Searching for a mysterious whirpool on an obscure map.

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De Nimes

The history of blue jeans, “America’s greatest contribution to the global closet.”

Monday, March 11

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“We Gained Hope.”

The story of Lilly Grossman’s genome.

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The Return of Superfly

A profile of Frank Lucas, whose life was the basis for the film American Gangster, decades after his days as a kingpin.

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Excuse Us While We Kiss The Sky

Navigating the sewers of London and summiting the peaks of Paris with a group of urban explorers.

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Danse Macabre

On Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet, its uncanny knack for reflecting changes in Russian politics and culture, and the recent acid attack on its artistic director.

Sunday, March 10

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Prince Alwaleed and the Curious Case of Kingdom Holding Stock

Investigating an insecure billionaire’s true worth.

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How a U.S. Citizen Came to Be in America’s Cross Hairs

On the legal and practical details of the drone strikes that killed New Mexico-born Anwar al-Awlaki and later, accidentally, his sixteen-year-old Colorado-born son.