Monday, August 6

The Atul Gawande Archive

The mystery of the itch, the case for focusing on our neediest patients, an investigation of solitary confinement and more—Gawande's pieces on Longform.

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What the health care industry can learn from how The Cheesecake Factory does business.

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On Enrique of Malacca, “the closest thing there is to a hero in the story of Ferdinand Magellan’s horribly botched attempt to circumnavigate the world.”

Sunday, August 5

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On distance running and the art of exhaustion.

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What one woman spends in a year.

Saturday, August 4

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No, but for security software companies it’s a useful fiction.

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In a posthumously published essay, Twain recounts dreams of a long-lost love.

Friday, August 3

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In the late 90s, an American man adopted a 5-year-old from the Ukraine. A decade later, one of the two would be accused of molesting young boys. The other would be charged with murder.

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An Olympic hopeful’s last race.

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A profile of “not just the toughest but the most corrupt and abusive sheriff in America.”

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How Cosmo, with 64 international editions and a readership that would make it the world’s 16th largest country, conquered the globe.

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The underground routes by which drugs enter the U.S. from Mexico, and the officials who’ve found it almost impossible to curb their construction.