Friday, April 20

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Another Night to Remember

The sinking of the Costa Concordia cruise ship.

Thursday, April 19

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Getting Plowed

Collusion, sabotage, violence—inside Montreal’s no-holds-barred snow removal racket.

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Being Blanche

The author of Truly Tasteless Jokes unmasks herself.

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Can You Make Yourself Smarter?

On the possibility of “fluid intelligence.”

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Why Dick Clark Can't Say 'So Long.'

At 67, the American Bandstand icon remains “one hard-working mother.”

Wednesday, April 18

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The Rise of the Killer Drones: How America Goes to War in Secret

How killing by remote control has changed the way we fight.

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Six Degrees of Aggregation

The story of the Huffington Post.

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Greening the Ghetto

A profile of environmental activist Van Jones.

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How the New York Film Academy Discovered Gold in the Developing World

On the trade school’s business model and its founder, a former movie producer named Jerry Sherlock.

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The Golden Touch

Attending the two-day-long “Crap$ 101” course, where aspiring craps players learn the Golden Touch system of betting, visualize dice tosses, and pursue the elusive “controlled throw.”

Tuesday, April 17

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The Sordid Secrets of Babylon

An interview with the experimental filmmaker and Hollywood chronicler Kenneth Anger, 85.

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Who Was Cowboy Neal?

Neal punctuated Jack’s riffing with his “yesses” and “that’s rights,” head bobbing on his neck like a novice prizefighter’s. After four years of New York nihilism and intellection, Neal – wiping Jack’s face with his handkerchief – Neal – who looked so much like Jack himself, an athlete like Jack – celebrated lover of women and sharer of Allen’s passionate dark soul – finally the long-lost brother who said, “Go ahead, everything you do is great” – “a Western kinsmen of the sun” – “a wild yea-saying over-burst of American joy.”

The life and myth of Neal Cassady, Beat companion and muse for Kesey, Wolfe, Kerouac, Ginsberg, The Grateful Dead and more.