Tuesday, October 29

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Marty Sullivan Figured Out How The World's Biggest Companies Avoided Billions In Taxes

A profile of the policy wonk who shone the light and turned the tide on overseas tax havens.

Monday, October 28

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Celebrity Scam Artist Arrested in New Orleans Before His Party Kicks Off

How Michael Manos, a.k.a. the Glam Scammer, a career con man who relied on a combination of fake reality TV shows and fake fundraisers to bilk people in Atlanta, Dallas, and D.C., finally got caught.

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Safecracking the Brain

What neuroscience is learning from code-breakers and thieves.

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Fire-Eaters

The search for the hottest chili.

Sunday, October 27

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Lou Reed: A Deaf Mute in a Telephone Booth

The rock critic confronts his favorite musician.

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Artist of Light

A profile of Brian Eno as he transitioned into installation art.

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What Lies Beneath

Exploring the vast underground world of New York City with three of the people who know it best.

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Is Funeral Home Chain SCI's Growth Coming at the Expense of Mourners?

How Service Corporation International corporatized death, driving growth through everything from aggresive acquisitions, volume pricing on caskets and embalming fluid, a “strong flu season,” and pre-selling over $7.5 billion worth of burials.

Saturday, October 26

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Playboy Interview: Vladimir Nabokov

The author on Lolita, his work habits, and what he expected from his literary afterlife.

The Longform Guide to Stand-Ups

The Longform Guide to Stand-Ups

Carlin, Seinfeld, Rivers, Chappelle, a young Woody Allen and more—a collection of articles about stand-up comedians.

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A Tale of Two Drugs

New medicines can cost hundreds of thousands of dolllars a year. Are they worth it? A look at how a pair of pharmaceutical compainies set their prices.