Monday, November 5

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Love on the March

On the gay community’s political progress.

Sunday, November 4

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Spellbinder

At various points, Thomas Mitchell was a novelist, an attorney, a scientist, a Hollywood dealmaker and a CIA higher-up. He was also a con man.

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The Strange Love of Dr. Billy James Hargis

How a Tulsa preacher used direct mail to create the American religious right.

Saturday, November 3

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Biafra: A People Betrayed

“Biafra lost its freedom, of course, and I was in the middle of it as all its fronts were collapsing. I flew in from Gabon on the night of January 3, with bags of corn, beans, and powdered milk, aboard a blacked out DC6 chartered by Caritas, the Roman Catholic relief organization. I flew out six nights later on an empty DC4 chartered by the French Red Cross. It was the last plane to leave Biafra that was not fired upon.”

Friday, November 2

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Slash and Burn

The rise of One Direction fanfiction that imagines the band members in relationships – with each other.

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This Movie Is Rated Wu

A profile of RZA, hip-hop artist and kung fu film director.

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Light Entertainment

An essay on Jimmy Savile, British television and child sexual abuse.

Thursday, November 1

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The Un-Communicator

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, profiled.

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A Gated Community

Each year, thousands of people pay to play eighteen holes of golf at Angola, “the largest maximum-security prison in the country.”

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The Case of the Mormon Historian

Michael Quinn took on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – and lost.