Sunday, October 19

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You Can Look It Up

The Wikipedia origin story.

Excerpted from The Innovators.

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The Beggars of Lakewood

A small New Jersey town is world-famous among Orthodox Jews as a place to come ask for handouts.

Saturday, October 18

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'Am I Being Catfished?'

An author confronts her troll.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Field Recordings"

Cemetery field recordings reveal terrifying messages.

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The Shadow Life of Jim Irsay

The tragic romance of Jim Irsay, the shrewd owner of the Indianapolis Colts, and Kimberly Wundrum, a mother who shared his longtime addiction to painkillers, that ended with her overdosing in the secret condo he bought her.

Friday, October 17

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The Pale Cast of Thought

The writer is reluctantly whisked away to to a small house in upstate New York to attend an ayhuasca ceremony with six strangers.

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Modern Medicine Changed the Way We Die, and Not Always for the Better

On what you do and don’t learn in medical school.

Excerpted from Being Mortal.

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Abortion: Not Easy, Not Sorry

“I want to tell a different story, the more common yet strangely hidden one, which is that I don’t feel guilty and tortured about my abortion. Or rather, my abortions. There, I said it.”

Thursday, October 16

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The Future of the Culture Wars Is Here, and It's Gamergate

How a small group of gamers has been able to “set the terms of debate in a $100 billion industry, even as they send women like Brianna Wu into hiding and show every sign that they intend to keep doing so until all their demands are met.”

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Anna Nicole Smith Kind of Made a Pass at Me

Profiling the sleepy reality tv star.