Wednesday, November 2

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The Shadow Superpower

The world’s fastest growing economy isn’t China; it’s the “unheralded alternative economic universe of System D” aka the $10 trillion global black market.

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His Own Private Idaho

Ten years ago, a man moved to Marsing, Idaho. He had a strange accent and didn't know much about cattle. The folks in Marsing were a little skeptical at first, but when he built a house and started a family, he earned his neighbors' acceptance. Last February, while buying hay, he was cornered by federal agents and arrested for violent crimes tied to the Boston Mob. And the town wondered: Who the hell is Jay Shaw?

Tuesday, November 1

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The Cult of Jurassic Park

On the enduring appeal, both amateur and academic, of man vs. dinosaur.

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Q&A: Edward Luttwak

Edward Luttwak is a rare bird whose peripatetic life and work are the envy of academics and spies alike. ...he published his first book, Coup d’État: A Practical Handbook, at the age of 26. Over the past 40 years, he has made provocative and often deeply original contributions to multiple academic fields, including military strategy, Roman history, Byzantine history, and economics.
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Why Is This Cargo Container Emitting So Much Radiation?

A shipping container spewing radiation appears mysteriously at an Italian port, prompting a larger look at the anonymous world of international shipping.

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Born to Run

On the privilege of being then-Vice President George H.W. Bush.

Monday, October 31

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Murder by Text

On the brutal killing of a high school girl in British Columbia.

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A Sister’s Eulogy for Steve Jobs

This is what I learned: he was working at this, too. Death didn’t happen to Steve, he achieved it.
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How Do You Spell Ms.

An oral history of Ms. magazine.

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King of Kings

On the life, legacy, and last days of Muammar Qaddafi.