Monday, November 26

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The Riddler

A profile of Henry Hook, crossword puzzle master.

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The Thing With Feathers

The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker was extinct. Then it wasn’t. The story of an uncertain resurrection.

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The Truce on Drugs

In Colorado and beyond, a negotiated surrender in the war on drugs.

Sunday, November 25

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The Killing of Gus Hasford

He came home from Vietnam, wrote the novel that became Full Metal Jacket, was nominated for an Oscar and riding high. Then he got thrown in jail for stockpiling stolen library books, started drinking, cut off his friends and fled to a remote Greek island. He never made it back.

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On the Lam in Lebanon

The Syrian civil war crosses into Lebanon.

Saturday, November 24

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Larry Hagman's Curtain Call

A profile of the late actor.

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Time, and the Great Healer

In 1943, a young research scientist found a cure for TB. It should have been the proudest moment of Albert Schatz’s life, but ever since he has watched, helpless, as his mentor got all the credit.

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The Other Shooter

The afterlife of 486 frames of Kodachrome II 8mm film shot by Dallas clothing manufacturer Abraham Zapruder.

Friday, November 23

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Re-Awakenings

How a woman who couldn’t stop sleeping woke up.

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A Complete History of Gerbiling So Far

Richard Gere, AIDS anxiety and the search for the “Original Gerbil.”

Thursday, November 22

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The Hard Life of an NFL Long Shot

The story of a rookie clinging to his dream, as told by his uncle.

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The Lying Disease

On an affliction for the digital age, “Munchausen by internet.”