Friday, May 4

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The Kid Who Wasn't There

An investigation into the true identity of a high school basketball player.

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Direct Fail

On trying and sentencing juvenile offenders as adults.

Thursday, May 3

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The People V. Football

The story of former Vikings linebacker Fred McNeill and the lasting impact of his concussions.

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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.