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Saturday, September 22


The Lie Factory

The invention of political consulting.


May Doctors Help You to Die?

Debates surrounding physician-assisted dying in the U.S.

Friday, September 21


The Shocking Truth

The story of a device that delivers electric shocks to students at a school for special needs.


Eyes Wide Shut

What the wife of a ponzi schemer knew.


Thursday, September 20


Indentured Servitude, Money Laundering, and Piles of Money: The Crazy Secrets of Internet Cam Girls (NSFW)

“If you think cam girls—those flirty naked characters that plague porn site pop-up ads—are raking in easy money, you’re right. If you think cam girls are bleakly stripping online out of desperation, you’re also right.”


Rethinking Robert Rubin

An assessment of the former Secretary of the Treasury.


Joe Arridy Was The Happiest Man On Death Row

Joe Arridy had an IQ of 46. In 1939, he was executed for a crime he neither understood nor committed.


Where Is Cuba Going?

A nation’s uncertain future.

Wednesday, September 19


The Inside Story of a Controversial New Text About Jesus

On the 1,600-year-old text that suggests that Jesus, long believed to be celibate, was a married man.


The Boy They Couldn't Kill

Thirteen years ago, NFL wide receiver Rae Carruth conspired to kill the woman carrying his child. The woman, Cherica Adams, died. The child, Chancellor Lee Adams, did not.