Saturday, March 23

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European Soccer's Master of Match-Fixing

How a longtime gambling addict and a small band of his cronies manipulated both the game and betting exchanges from a tiny Berlin cafe, going as far as buying ownerships of teams in order to insure their failure.

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The Master

Robert Berman was a passionate and polarizing English teacher at the Horace Mann School. He is also accused of sexually abusing many of his devoted students.

Friday, March 22

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Chinua Achebe: The Art of Fiction No. 139

An interview with the late writer.

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Iraq's Baby Noor

Born with spina bifida, Noor al-Zahra Haider entered the media spotlight in 2005 after U.S. troops arranged her life-saving surgery in America. This is what happened when she returned to Iraq.

Thursday, March 21

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A Court Of No Appeal

How one obscure sentence upset the New York Times.

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The Legend of Chris Kyle

A profile of the deadliest sniper in American history, who was murdered last month by a fellow soldier.

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Pitch Battles

Conspiracy theories, utopian fantasies, and cult involvement surrounding the international standard of musical tuning.

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Noise Kills

Living with – and dying because of – hyperacusis, a condition that grossly intensifies hearing.

Wednesday, March 20

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See No Evil: The Case of Alfred Anaya

Alfred Anaya was a genius at installing secret compartments in cars. If they were used to smuggle drugs without his knowledge, he figured, that wasn’t his problem. He was wrong.