Tuesday, August 27

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A Butler Well Served by This Election

A profile of long-time White House butler Eugene Allen. This article served as inspiration for the recent movie “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.”

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Road Trip!

Fast cars and bad decisions in a race through Southern Europe known as the “Gumball 3000.”

Monday, August 26

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Heroin/e

Remembering the loss of a parent and the birth of an addiction.

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Mr. Hannah Montana’s Achy Broken Heart

A melancholic Billy Ray Cyrus on the trauma of being the father of a famous 18-year-old girl, his friendship with Kurt Cobain, and his favorite mullet nicknames (Kentucky Waterfall and Missouri Compromise).

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The NYPD Division of Un-American Activities

How New York City built its own CIA.

Sunday, August 25

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The Match Maker

On September 20, 1973, 50 million Americans watched Bobby Riggs lose to Billie Jean King in a tennis match dubbed “The Battle of the Sexes.” This spring, a man named Hal Shaw came forward with a secret he’d held for 40 years: Riggs, in debt to the mafia, had lost on purpose.

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Saturday, August 24

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The Suit in the Newsroom

A profile of New York Times Company CEO Mark Thompson.

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How Microsoft Lost Its Mojo

The story of a lead squandered.

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Sleeping Together

A visit to Tokyo’s first co-sleeping cafe, where one can pay a set fee to sleep next to a woman in 20 minute increments, though spooning, being patted on the head, and a change of pajamas are extra.

Friday, August 23

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Where Were You When Elvis Died?

A eulogy of sorts for the King.