Saturday, April 12

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Treading Water"

A fragile relationship teeters during a family vacation.

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Meet The Bag Man

How to buy college football players, in the words of a man who delivers the money.

Friday, April 11

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‘An Addict With Friends’

Robert Aaron was a veteran horn player who sold bags of heroin to friends to support his own habit. Then his friend Philip Seymour Hoffman overdosed.

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Naked and Famous

A profile of photographer Ryan McGinley.

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The Truth of El Mozote

The story of a massacre in El Salvador.

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Looking For Tom Lehrer, Comedy's Mysterious Genius

“In the recent history of American music, there’s no figure parallel to Lehrer in his effortless ascent to fame, his trajectory into the heart of the culture — and then his quiet, amiable, inexplicable departure.”

Thursday, April 10

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An Open Letter to My Sister, Miss Angela Davis

“Since we live in an age in which silence is not only criminal but suicidal, I have been making as much noise as I can…”

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65

An ode to aging.

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What's Wrong With Sentimentality?

Leslie Jamison, author of The Empathy Exams, on crying in movie theaters, “attention whores” and David Foster Wallace.

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold.”

Wednesday, April 9

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Down and Out at the Hotel Providence

Scenes from a Bowery flophouse.