Saturday, December 13

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Inside Monopoly's Secret War Against the Third Reich

Christopher Clayton Hutton hatched a plan to deliver Monopoly boards to British prisoners of war. The games were advertised as a diversion, but really they offered a way out.

Friday, December 12

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The Making of a Narco State

Following the money and the opium in Afghanistan.

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The Untold Story of the Doodler Murders

San Francisco’s forgotten serial killer.

Elon Green is a Longform contributing editor.
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Dasher’s Deliverance

Kylee Kimbrough lost her childhood, lost her sobriety, lost her living situation, and finally even lost her son. Then she found the drums.

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An Interview with Dan Savage

Talking with the most read—and most controversial—sex columnnist today.

Thursday, December 11

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Welcome to Paradise

The effects of legalized prostitution in Germany.

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How The NYPD Is Using Social Media To Put Harlem Teens Behind Bars

How Facebook ‘likes’ landed Jelani Henry in Rikers.

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Giving Away "Anatoly Z."

An attempt to destigmatize failed adoptions.

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Isis: The Inside Story

An Islamic State senior commander reveals the terror group’s origins.

Wednesday, December 10

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The Complete and Chaotic History of Reddit

“Traffic was never the problem. Everything else was.”

Longform Podcast #121: Meghan Daum

Meghan Daum's latest book of essays is The Unspeakable.

“As writers we think, well there has to be closure, there has to be a beginning middle end, the character has to go through a change. And then in life we're supposed to have some sort of arc or aha moment, as if the experience isn't legitimate unless we get something out of it. That's so culturally constructed, as they say. It's so artificial.”

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My Misspent Youth

Life and debt as a young writer in New York.