Friday, June 1

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Family of former soccer pro can’t accept shame of suicide ruling

The controversy surrounding the death of Uche Okafor.

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Pressing the Flesh

A profile of Fleshlight inventor Steve Shubin.

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The Truth Is Out There

On conspiracy theories in sports, from the ‘85 NBA draft lottery to Michael Phelps’ gold medal performance in the 100-meter butterfly.

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A Dog Named Humphrey

The author recounts playing herself – best-selling author Sloane Crosley – on an episode of “Gossip Girl.”

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Minister of Fear

A profile of filmmaker Michael Haneke.

Thursday, May 31

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Hog Wild

“It’s 7:30 a.m., and already the congressman and I are covered in blood.”

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How Top Executives Live

“Adaptation is one explanation of how a lot of executives stay alive. As the fish in the Silurian rivers began to develop swim bladders in order to live in shoal waters, so American executives have developed certain compensating features. The process can be observed particularly in the big cities where conditions are the most trying. Executives have developed an insensitivity to noise, an uncanny time sense (needed in commuting), and an attunement to the city’s terrifying rhythms. Instead of trying to escape the phenomenon of modern life they fling themselves at it.”

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The Cup Of Coffee Club: The Ballplayers Who Got Only One Game

It’s a club “filled exclusively with people who do not want to be members.”

Wednesday, May 30

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The Devil They Know

A profile of former Liberian president Charles Taylor, who was sentenced to 50 years today after being convicted of committing crimes against humanity.

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S/He

On the difficult, “god-like” decisions faced by parents of transgender children.

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Guess What's Cooking in the Garage

On the rise of DIY genetic engineering.