Tuesday, April 24

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The Ayatollah Under the Bed(sheets)

Iran’s sex-obsessed old guard reacts to a state where “the majority of the population is young.… Young people by nature are horny. Because they are horny, they like to watch satellite channels where there are films or programs they can jerk off to.… We have to do something about satellite television to keep society free from this horny jerk-off situation.”

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The Man Who Hacked Hollywood

How a lonely, self-taught hacker found his way into the private emails of movie stars – and into the underworld of the celebrity-skin business.

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The Art of Waiting

Yearning for conception.

The Joshua Davis Archive on Longform

The Joshua Davis Archive

Diamond heists, LonelyGirl15, and a trip to compete in the U.S. Open sumo championships—Joshua Davis on Longform.

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The Stalking of Korean Hip Hop Superstar Daniel Lee

The story of a bizarre—and bizarrely effective—smear campaign.

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Out of the Kitchen, Onto the Couch

“That learning to cook could lead an American woman to success of any kind would have seemed utterly implausible in 1949; that it is so thoroughly plausible 60 years later owes everything to Julia Child’s legacy.”

Monday, April 23

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The House of Second Chances

On L.A.’s Homeboy Industries, which offers former felons—including at least one disgraced CEO—the chance to work.

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Music Is My Bag

A childhood spent with the oboe.

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Get Rich U.

On the relationship between Stanford and Silicon Valley.

Sunday, April 22

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Undercover Anarchist

An undercover cop infiltrates a group of British activists, befriending and then betraying them.

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The Secret Life of a Society Maven

The author tracked down “the other” Alan – Alan Z. Feuer – for a story last year. After the other Alan’s death, however, the author learns the truth about the society man’s humble past.