Saturday, June 15

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"Weaponize the Media": An Anonymous Rapper's War on Steubenville

What happens when a 26-year-old Kentucky resident decides to investigate a rape case from his computer.

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Chemically Burned

The battle over safety at chemical plants amidst the death of a worker.

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A Closed Letter to Myself About Thievery, Heckling, and Rape Jokes

The thin, resentful line between comic and audience.

Friday, June 14

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Mercenary for Justice

How an informant helped authorities nab a notorious anti-abortion activist.

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The Rules of Grieving

A year with a high school support group for boys who have lost a parent.

Thursday, June 13

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The Long Con

The intertwined lives of an Oregon rancher and a Indiana fraudster.

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The Secret War

How General Keith Alexander, director of the NSA, became the most powerful intelligence officer in U.S. history.

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How James Turrell Knocked the Art World Off Its Feet

On an artist who’s spent nearly 50 years bending the rules of space and light, and his life’s work, an extinct volcano in Arizona where he has been developing a network of tunnels and underground rooms since 1974.

Wednesday, June 12

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Must Cats Die So Birds Can Live?

Inside an animal-lover civil war.

Longform Podcast #45: Chris Heath

Chris Heath, winner of the 2013 National Magazine Award for Reporting, is a staff writer at GQ.

"I present myself as someone who is going to be rigorous and honest. And if you can engage in the way I'm asking you to engage, then I hope that you will recognize yourself in a more truthful way in this story than you usually do. And maybe even, with a bit of luck, more than you ever have before. That's what I bring. That's my offer."

Thanks to TinyLetter and the The Literary Reportage concentration at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute for sponsoring this week's episode.

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