Friday, June 8

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The Underground Press

On the mid-sixties birth of America’s underground newspaper movement and the rise of The Realist, East Village Other, Berkeley Barb, and more.

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Odyssey and the Lost Spanish Treasure

The international battle over 17 tons of coins discovered by an American deep-sea treasure hunting company.

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America's Last Prisoner of War

The story of Bowe Bergdahl, a soldier who walked off his base in Afghanistan only to be captured by the Taliban.

Thursday, June 7

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10 Timeframes

On the shifting nature of time.

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Gay Marriage’s Jewish Pioneer

Meet Faygele ben Miriam, the radical activist “beyond the leading edge” of the same-sex marriage fight.

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American Pain: The Largest U.S. Pill Mill's Rise and Fall

The story of Christopher and Jeffrey George, the twin proprietors of a pain clinic empire.

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The Long, Fake Life of J.S. Dirr

John Dirr’s son Eli didn’t really have cancer. In fact, neither Eli nor John Dirr ever existed.

A decade-long Internet hoax unravels.

Wednesday, June 6

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The Machine-Tooled Happyland

A trip to Disneyland in the mid-1960s.

Previously posted on Longform.org on January 25th, 2012.
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The Library of Utopia

How Google’s utopian/dystopian plan to scan the world’s books failed and the Harvard-led team that’s picking up the pieces.

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Prep-School Predators

The Horace Mann School’s secret history of sexual abuse.

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Where Amazing Happens

An ode to professional basketball players and why pro ball is the best ball of all.