Wednesday, May 4

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On Haiti and why apocalypse, by definition, must include revelation.

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The wreckage has been found at the bottom of the Atlantic. But the mystery of how it got there—“no other passenger jet in modern history had disappeared so completely”—remains unsolved.

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On tragedy, mythology, and the spectacular crash of the Spider-Man musical and its creator, Julie Taymor.

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Confessions of a yellow journalist:

Let me say that I did very little faking, although there was no special prejudice against it, so long as the fake wasn't libelous.

Tuesday, May 3

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Nearly 10,000,000 men were killed in the conflict, 65 million participated, and now we are left with two.
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A bank robber tells the story of a successful heist.

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On the talent, ego, and late father of Bryant Gumbel.

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In June, 1942, a German submarine dropped four young Nazi agents off on a Florida beach. Their mission was to blow up bridges, factories, and Jewish-owned department stores. Among them was Herbert Haupt, the 22-year-old son of a German-American family in Chicago.

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The social rituals of the pansexual, bi-queer, metroflexible New York teen.

Monday, May 2

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The story of the 1969 murder spree by Charles Manson and “Family” as told by those close to the case.

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On recommitting to the Knicks after “a decade of dysfunction and delusion.”