Monday, May 13

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Bret, Unbroken

His brain and body shattered in a horrible accident as a young boy, Bret Dunlap thought just being able to hold down a job, keep an apartment, and survive on his own added up to a good enough life. Then he discovered running.

The Longform Guide to the Brain

Longform Guide to the Brain

Experimental neuroscience, conjoined minds, and everlasting consciousness — a collection of picks on the human brain.

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Hollywood Bigfoot: Terrence Malick and the Twenty-Year Hiatus That Wasn't

“The mythical image of Malick that has been built up over the last 30-odd years is, in essence, a creation of the same media corps with whom the filmmaker himself has continually chosen not to engage.”

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Laptop U

The possibilities and pitfalls of massive open online courses (MOOCs).

Sunday, May 12

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A Mother's Story: The Moon to His Sun

A daughter’s attempt to solve the riddle of her mom.

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Review of 50 Brooklyn Murder Cases Ordered

During New York’s ’80s and ’90s crack epedemic, a flashy detective who “imagined himself a crusader who created his own rules” and his star witness, a crack addicted prostitute who seemed to constantly be at the scene of homicides, sent dozens of men to prison for life. Now, they are under investigation.

Saturday, May 11

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A Pilot's Son, Flying Solo

A son’s memory of the father he lost at 13, excerpted from The Magical Stranger.

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The Depositor Haircut

In Cyprus with those who lost big by simply depositing their savings with Laiki.

Friday, May 10

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Subu Must Die

How Georgia halted its drug epidemic, but not its addicts–and what the U.S. might learn from their efforts.

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A House Divided

Why the integration of a South African university didn’t last.

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Thursday, May 9

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Over the Line

An investigation into shootings by U.S. Border Agents that have killed six Mexicans on Mexican soil over the past five years.