Tuesday, March 20

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The Crackdown

The United States, which took a forceful stance on other Arab revolts, remained relatively passive in the face of the kingdom’s unrest and crackdown. To many who are familiar with the region, this came as no surprise: of all the Arab states that saw revolts last year, Bahrain is arguably the most closely tied to American strategic interests.

A report on Bahrain, the Arab Spring’s most ill-fated uprising.

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The Jimmy McNulty Gambit

Jimmy McNulty, Mike Daisey, and the problems with skirting the system to get to the greater truth.

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Ivan the Recumbent, or Demjanjuk in Munich

A report from the trial of Ivan Demjanjuk—a.k.a. “The Last Nazi”—who died on March 17.

Monday, March 19

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A Thin Line Between Mother and Daughter

On the family origins of an eating disorder.

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At Home, Asking How ‘Our Bobby’ Became War Crime Suspect

From a small Ohio town to Afghanistan, a portrait of the perpetrator of a massacre.

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The Split Brain: A Tale of Two Halves

The impact, both on researchers and patients, of a radical treatment.

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How One Man Escaped From a North Korean Prison Camp

There was torture, starvation, betrayals and executions, but to Shin In Geun, Camp 14—a prison for the political enemies of North Korea—was home. Then one day came the chance to flee.

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Xanax: A Love Story

The rise of anti-anxiety medication.

Sunday, March 18

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This American Lie

Fact-checking David Sedaris.

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Desperately Seeking Kraftwerk

Searching for the reclusive band’s studio in Düsseldorf.

Saturday, March 17

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Red Bull's Billionaire Maniac

A profile of Red Bull’s Dietrich Mateschitz, who wants to make his drink a lifestyle. Mateschitz’s co-founder, Chaleo Yoovidhya, died March 17.

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H.P. Lovecraft, Author, Is Dead

A survey of the 20th century’s greatest horror writer’s afterlife of influence.