Tuesday, November 19

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Inside the One-Man Intelligence Unit That Exposed the Secrets and Atrocities of Syria's War

A profile of Eliot Higgins, whose blog, Brown Moses, has become required reading at intelligence agencies, human rights organizations, and news outlets around the world.

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Shelter From The Storm

The inside story of Bob Dylan’s Blood On The Tracks.

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The Truly Paranoid Style in American Politics

A tour of our greatest conspiracy theories.

Monday, November 18

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Auto Correct

The long road to Google’s self-driving car.

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The Life and Death of Juliano Mer-Khamis

On the assassination of a half-Palestinian, half-Jewish cultural revolutionary.

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Doris Lessing: The Art of Fiction No. 102

INTERVIEWER: I imagine that people try to set you up as some sort of guru, whether political or metaphysical.

LESSING: I think people are always looking for gurus. It’s the easiest thing in the world to become a guru. It’s quite terrifying.

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To Walk the World, Part One

A writer embarks on a seven-year trek from Africa to Tierra Del Fuego.

Sunday, November 17

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Addiction Treatment With a Dark Side

A recent history of ‘bupe’ Suboxone film, which is described as a miracle cure for opiate addiction but flows freely from for-profit clinics to dealers and inmates, sometimes melted into the pages of smuggled Bibles.

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Murder, Love & Redemption

In 1985, a lost 22-year-old wrote a letter to a Manson girl-turned-model prisoner, asking for advice on conquering his demons. Then they fell in love.

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Q&A With Art Spiegelman, Creator of ‘Maus’

“And the Holocaust trumps art every time.”

Saturday, November 16

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The Economics of Infomercials

The $200 billion industry behind the Snuggie.

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Like I Was Jesus

The gospel according to nine-year-olds; a missionary group that won the right to evangelize in schools and how children process their message.