Wednesday, December 21

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Gangs and Politicians in Chicago: An Unholy Alliance

Inside the shadowy meetings between Chicago’s violent gang members and its elected officials.

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The Kiss

The Vancouver riots and an unforgettable image.

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No Ordinary Counterfeit

Alarmingly sophisticated imitations of American currency have turned up all over the world and the false-paper trail leads to North Korea.

Tuesday, December 20

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Chuck Berry Goddamn!

Now 85, Berry still records live music. He just doesn’t want you to hear it.

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The Collector

He was the world’s foremost collector of presidential memorabilia, an outsider with a pathological need to fit in. He was also a thief.

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Hannah and Andrew

In October 2006 a four-year-old from Corpus Christi named Andrew Burd died mysteriously of salt poisoning. His foster mother, Hannah Overton, was charged with capital murder, vilified from all quarters, and sent to prison for life. But was this churchgoing young woman a vicious child killer? Or had the tragedy claimed its second victim?

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Peter Braunstein, WWD Writer Turned Tabloid Monster, Still Has Issues

A former colleague visits the ‘Fire Fiend’ in prison.

Monday, December 19

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A Thing or Two About Twins

The search for what makes identical twins different.

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Inside Marilyn Chambers

A profile of a porn star on trial.

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Alone In the Dark

On the “horrible weirdness” of Kim Jung Il’s Korea.

Sunday, December 18

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Exit Havel

A portrait of Czech President Václav Havel as he left office.