Thursday, May 3

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David Horowitz Is Homeless

Horowitz went from the New Left to the far right. Now neither side wants him.

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The Oakling and the Oak

On “Poor Hartley,” the son of Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

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The Mysterious Case of the Vanishing Genius

Margaret Profet, evolutionary biologist and MacArthur grant recipient, disappeared in 2005. She has neither been seen nor heard from since.

Wednesday, May 2

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Drive-By Truckers

The rise of the long-haul trucker/serial killer, as excerpted from Ginger Strand’s book Killer on the Road.

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Myths And Depths

A free-ranging conversation between music writers Simon Reynolds and Greil Marcus.

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Scripting on the Lido Deck

On board the Perl Whirl 2000, a conference of hard-coding geeks on a luxury cruise ship.

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Is an ESPN Columnist Scamming People on the Internet?

The strange saga of Sarah Phillips, who went from message board commenter to ESPN gambling columnist and hid her identity from editors, scamming many of the people she met along the way.

Tuesday, May 1

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"We know that in public life, as in personal life, nothing is more destructive of the self than being surrounded by sycophants."

The Mexican novelist and activist talks about the role that the US plays in the hemisphere, and a joint future for North and South America.

We need your memory and your imagination or ours shall never be complete. You need our memory to redeem your past, and our imagination to complete your future. We may be here on this hemisphere for a long time. Let us remember one another. Let us respect one another. Let us walk together outside the night of repression and hunger and intervention, even if for you the sun is at high noon and for us at a quarter to twelve.

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Colossal in Scale, Appalling in Complexity

On Norman Bel Geddes, pioneer of miniatures and maker of the “most iconic World’s Fair exhibit of all time.”

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Uncatchable

George Wright spent more time on the lam, 41 years, than any fugitive in American history. Last fall, after being caught in a rural Portuguese village, he told his story.

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Shop Class as Soulcraft

A call for making a living with your hands.