Wednesday, August 22

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From Bible-Belt Pastor to Atheist Leader

On a former Louisiana preacher who converted to Atheism.

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How Lester Bangs Taught Me to Read

The rock critic’s lasting impact.

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Brian Eno: A Sandbox In Alphaville

A previously unpublished, 20,000-word interview with Eno.

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.