Tuesday, May 10

Monday, May 9

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What becomes of Asian-American overachievers after the test-taking ends?

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Justin Vivian Bond found downtown fame as Kiki DuRane, decrepit drag chanteuse and comedic prophet of gay rage born out of the AIDS era. Then he killed Kiki to try to become the woman (and man) he always wanted to be.

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In the past the only people who wrote autobiographies or memoirs were very important, those who had a crucial role in the history of their own country—Napoleon, Goethe—or were witness to major events or people who had singular, adventurous lives. Otherwise, it is ridiculous to write your autobiography.
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Three teenage boys decide to set sail after a night of drinking.  They go missing for 51 days.

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A study of the Mississippi River, its history, and efforts by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to hold it in place.

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The unintended consequences of American funding in Pakistan.

Sunday, May 8

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How automated ‘execution algorithms’ are taking the world’s markets on a wild ride that few economists can even understand, much less control.

Friday, May 6

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The investigation of 20-year-old Russian model’s fall from a Manhattan rooftop uncovers a string of mysteries and clues embedded within the insular world of international models and those who scout them.

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A profile of Maine’s two U.S. senators, Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins.

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The placebo response doesn't care if the catalyst for healing is a triumph of pharmacology, a compassionate therapists, or a syringe of salt water. All it requires is a reasonable expectation of getting better.
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The questionable close relationship between a mobster/informant and an F.B.I. agent during a bloody Colombo crime family battle.