Monday, September 19

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On the marriage of Ponzi schemer Ken Starr and his fourth wife, Diane Passage, whom he met while she was dancing at a strip club.

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On Timothy Treadwell, who lived and died by the bears of Alaska.

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On designer Jean Paul Gaultier and his inspirations.

Sunday, September 18

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Hartwick College didn’t really mean to annihilate the U.S. economy. A small liberal-arts school in the Catskills, Hartwick is the kind of sleepy institution that local worthies were in the habit of founding back in the 1790s; it counts a former ambassador to Belize among its more prominent alumni, and placidly reclines in its berth as the number-174-ranked liberal-arts college in the country. But along with charming buildings and a spring-fed lake, the college once possessed a rather more unusual feature: a slumbering giant of compound interest.
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A year with an autistic 20-year-old.

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A profile of lifelong thief and 13-time escapee Chris Gay, aka “Little Houdini.”

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On cell phones and the decline of public space.

One of the great irritations of modern technology is that when some new development has made my life palpably worse and is continuing to find new and different ways to bedevil it, I'm still allowed to complain for only a year or two before the peddlers of coolness start telling me to get over it already Grampaw--this is just the way life is now.

Saturday, September 17

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The story of the Caughnawagas, “the most footloose Indians in North America,” and their gradual assimilation.

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A profile of gallery owner Paula Cooper.

Friday, September 16

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A profile of Michel de Nostradame, better known as Nostradamus.

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On video game collectors’ “holy grail” – a Nintendo World Championships cartridge:

Wired.com tracked down some of the Nintendo World Championships participants and serious videogame collectors whose lives have touched by these coveted artifacts of a bygone 8-bit era. Here are their stories.

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Profiles of Vietnam veterans several years after returning home.