Tuesday, August 21

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The Archipelago of Arrogance

A meditation on the “out-and-out confrontational confidence of the totally ignorant.”

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Killing for God

Ervil LeBaron, the Mormon Manson, terrorized Mexico’s Mormon compounds, ordering the killing of enemies and relatives alike. Even after he was captured, followers continued treat the “Hit List” he left behind as the word of God.

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Guns 'R Us

A report from Sprague’s Sports, a firearms emporium in Yuma, Arizona.

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The White Album

“I am talking here about a time when I began to doubt the premises of all the stories I had ever told myself, a common condition but one I found troubling.”

Monday, August 20

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Earthly Concerns

The secretive financial behemoth that is the American Catholic Church.

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Please God Stop the Rain

The day Hurricane Irene nearly drowned Prattsville, New York.

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All This Light

A profile of Chan ‘Cat Power’ Marshall adrift in Miami.

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Schmooze or Lose

The uncomfortable, and increasingly vital, relationship between Barack Obama and billionaire donors.

Sunday, August 19

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The Night-Life Lawyer

A profile of Salvatore Strazzullo, who represents celebrities, whether major or minor, who get themselves in trouble in Manhattan after dark.

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Last Morning in Al Hamra

On living in Saudi Arabia.

Saturday, August 18

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How To Not Be The Biggest Asshole In Media: 4 Lessons I Learned From Meeting Jay Mariotti And Reading His Awful Book

“What follows is my attempt, based on a few increasingly hostile exchanges and a close reading of his terrible book, not only to examine why Mariotti is currently jobless but to explain why, in a sane world, he should forever remain that way. I present this as a cautionary tale for other sportswriters, both young and old.”

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Waiting in the Wings

A profile of Chelsea Clinton.