Monday, August 20

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Please God Stop the Rain

The day Hurricane Irene nearly drowned Prattsville, New York.

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All This Light

A profile of Chan ‘Cat Power’ Marshall adrift in Miami.

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Schmooze or Lose

The uncomfortable, and increasingly vital, relationship between Barack Obama and billionaire donors.

Sunday, August 19

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The Night-Life Lawyer

A profile of Salvatore Strazzullo, who represents celebrities, whether major or minor, who get themselves in trouble in Manhattan after dark.

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Last Morning in Al Hamra

On living in Saudi Arabia.

Saturday, August 18

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How To Not Be The Biggest Asshole In Media: 4 Lessons I Learned From Meeting Jay Mariotti And Reading His Awful Book

“What follows is my attempt, based on a few increasingly hostile exchanges and a close reading of his terrible book, not only to examine why Mariotti is currently jobless but to explain why, in a sane world, he should forever remain that way. I present this as a cautionary tale for other sportswriters, both young and old.”

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Waiting in the Wings

A profile of Chelsea Clinton.

Friday, August 17

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Urban Meyer will be home for dinner

A new chapter for Ohio State’s football coach.

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Secret of AA

A psychological, historical and neurological look at Alcoholics Anonymous.

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I'm Dying to Meet You in the Next Life

An essay on Alcor – “the Arizona cryonics company that has put the body of Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer Ted Williams in cryogenic suspension, in the hope he may one day rise again” – and the desire to live forever.

Thursday, August 16

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Your Words Against Mine

Life as an elite Scrabble player at the “first-ever four-day, 54-player, 24-match $100,000 Scrabble Superstars Showdown.”