Sunday, December 14

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The Minister Who Went to Jail for Financial-Aid Fraud

Ozel Clifford Brazil was a respected clergyman who helped thousands of African-American teens go to college. He broke the law to do it.

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The Chinese Government Is Getting Rich Selling Cigarettes

How the China National Tobacco Corp., which manufactures 2.5 trillion cigarettes per year, came to make more money than Apple.

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Grouses of the Holy

An interview with Jimmy Page on nostalgia, Robert Plant, and why he would only publish an autobiography after he dies.

Saturday, December 13

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The Walking Cure

On Cheryl Strayed and why Wild became a hit.

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The Trenchcoat Robbers

They robbed 27 banks in 15 years, one of the most prolific streaks in American history. Then they slipped up.

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The Brotherhood of Recovering Addicts

Life inside a pair of small-town boarding houses.

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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.