Thursday, May 19

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A field trip to the video gamey world of the modern trader.

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A letter to his unborn son about the wonders of being an only child.

Wednesday, May 18

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Joyce Hatto, unknown to even the most ardent classical music collectors until late in her life, released a string of incredible performances of great works, distributed by her husband’s mail-order CD business. But how was it possible for her to record difficult works at such a dizzying rate? And if wasn’t her playing, who was it?

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Kevin is the only surviving Von Erich brother, born into a wrestling family that lived and died by the code of the ring.

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On the “booming market” for human breast milk.

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On the investors betting big on the Iraqi economy, which they believe has nowhere to go but up.

Tuesday, May 17

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On why we need to stop questioning Wikipedia and start thinking about what comes next.

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Today, in the electronic age of instantaneous communication, I believe that our survival, and at the very least our comfort and happiness, is predicated on understanding the nature of our new environment, because unlike previous environmental changes, the electric media constitute a total and near-instantaneous transformation of culture, values and attitudes.
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The story of a college town and the most devastating tornado in Alabama history.

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On the ground in Nigeria with the nation’s notorious scam artists, who share a remarkable number of qualities with America’s top entrepreneurs.

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“Winning” in Hollywood means not just power, money, and complimentary smoked-salmon pizza, but also that everyone around you fails just as you are peaking.