Monday, December 2

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The Passion of Dan Choi

He was the poster boy for the movement to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell.” Now Dan Choi is sleeping on a couch, smoking too much weed, watching TED talks and wondering what he’ll do with the rest of his life.

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The Big Sleep

On Ambien and the search for the next blockbuster insomnia drug.

Sunday, December 1

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The Mystery of the Creepiest Television Hack

At 9:14pm on November 22, 1987, sportscaster Dan Roan was doing the Bears highlights on Chicago’s WGN-TV when the station’s signal was hijacked. Someone wearning a rubber Max Headroom mask appeared, silently, on TV screens around the city. A few hours later, Headroom popped up again on another channel, this time for longer and with audio. Despite FBI and FCC investigations, the case remains unsolved.

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The 40-Year Slump

How the American worker got screwed.

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The AIDS Granny in Exile

In the ’90s, a gynecologist named Gao Yaojie exposed an AIDS epidemic in rural China and the ensuing government cover-up. Forced to leave, she’s now 85 and living alone in New York.

Saturday, November 30

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Hitler's Doomed Angel

The conspiracy theories surrounding the 1931 death of Hitler’s niece and object of affection.

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I Tried to See Where My T-Shirt Was Made, and the Factory Sent Thugs After Me

On the factories of India and the women whose lives they ruin.

The Longform Guide to Peter Kaplan

The Longform Guide to Peter Kaplan

A collection of picks by and about the former editor of the New York Observer, who died Friday.

Friday, November 29

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The Science of Hatred

A Bosnian social psychologist who studies guilt and responsibility in the collective memory (and denial) of Sreberbica, which is “among the most scientifically documented mass killings in history.”

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Bad Blood

The death of a Russian dissident and how radioactive poison became a tool of assassins.

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Pixel Perfect

A profile of the world’s top photo retoucher, who typically can retouch over 100 images in a single issue of Vogue.

Thursday, November 28

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Rumsfeld's War and Its Consequences Now

A political history of Donald Rumsfeld.