Tuesday, May 31

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A profile of John Lasseter, chief creative officer at Pixar.

Monday, May 30

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It is a story that seems almost impossible to believe: a group of female convicts, few of whom had ever played a musical instrument or taken voice lessons, forming a country and western band and becoming, at least in Texas, the Dixie Chicks of their day.
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Five prostitutes disappear. Bodies turn up on a Long Island beach. On the women lost, and the families left behind.

Sunday, May 29

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Peggy Jo Tallas, a soft-spoken bachelorette, spent much of her adult life doing two things: taking care of her ailing mother and robbing bank after bank dressed as a pudgy, bearded cowboy.

A selection from our guide to bank heists for Slate.

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Having fallen on hard times, a former football star and the pride of his small town decides to rob the local bank. His weapons of choice: Craigslist, bear mace, and an inner tube.

A selection from our guide to bank heists for Slate.

Saturday, May 28

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What happened when the U.S. Military decided to take its lead from America’s biggest brands.

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The author gets a security guard job at this aging textile factory. Part of the City by City project.

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She surveyed her former possessions, the stuff of a world now lost. "I'd be happy with just walking away from all of this," she concluded. "Dump it all and just start over. Happy birthday — I'm alive."
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A reporter on his first time covering a disaster.

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A profile of the late Gil-Scott Heron.

Friday, May 27

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How the Jesuit Church refused to stop pedophile priest:

"He truly is the Hannibal Lecter of the clerical world. He did more psychological and physical damage to children than anyone else. And what makes it worse is that the Jesuits knew about it, and did nothing."

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American demand for drugs gave birth to the cartel war that is paralyzing Mexico, but American guns purchased legally across the Southwest and smuggled over the border have made it staggeringly lethal.