Wednesday, September 26

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The Great New England Vampire Panic

How a group of farmers came to believe that their relatives were returning from the grave.

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Errol Morris, Forensic Epistemologist

A conversation on the “bedeviling sorts of indeterminacies one encounters the deeper one drills.”

Tuesday, September 25

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Inside China's Star-Making Machine

On China’s pop music charm offensive.

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The League of Dangerous Mapmakers

“Redistricting today has become the most insidious practice in American politics—a way, as the opportunistic machinations following the 2010 census make evident, for our elected leaders to entrench themselves in 435 impregnable garrisons from which they can maintain political power while avoiding demographic realities.”

Monday, September 24

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No Evidence of Disease

Stephanie had cancer, until she didn’t.

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Portrait of the Artist as a Postman

A profile of Kermit Oliver, a reclusive, critically acclaimed artist who designs scarves for Hermès and works nights at the Waco post office.

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Kurt Cobain: The Rolling Stone Interview

An interview with Cobain a few months after the release of In Utero.

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Sex and the Superbug

The rise of drug-resistant gonorrhea.

Sunday, September 23

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Power, Pollution and the Internet

The environmental impact of server farms.