Friday, February 24

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The Tree of Strife

Two Houston performance artists faux-marry an oak. Controversy ensues about the live installation’s relationship to the gay marriage debate.

Thursday, February 23

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Seeing Red

Can Netflix bounce back?

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The Conversion

An examination of Mitt Romney’s record on abortion.

Wednesday, February 22

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Left Behind

How Yvette Vickers, a B-movie starlet who had appeared in Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman, ended up mummified in her Los Angeles home last year.

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The Book of Jobs

What it means to stay true to the Steve Jobs brand.

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A Question of Identity

On the “unfair significance” of Jeremy Lin.

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Resurrecting The Champ

A newspaper writer’s attempt to solve the mystery of a homeless man who claims to be a once-famous boxer.

Tuesday, February 21

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Mother’s Boys

In court and visiting prison with the parents of young Russian Nationalists who’ve killed.

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Cable: A Caucasus Wedding

The lavish display and heavy drinking concealed the deadly serious North Caucasus politics of land, ethnicity, clan, and alliance.

In a cable brought to light by Wikileaks, the Ambassador to Russia describes a raucous three-day Dagestani wedding attended by Chechnya’s president Ramzan Kadyrov.

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Anatomy of the Great Adderall Drought

Last Fall, America’s favorite focus drug suddenly went into short supply.

Monday, February 20

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The Comedians, The Mob and the American Supperclub

It didn't matter if these clubs were in Cleveland, Portland, Corpus Christi or Baton Rouge—if it was a nightclub, the owners were the Mob. For a good forty years the Mob controlled American show business.