Tuesday, February 8

Avatar_57x57

A profile of Republican Eric Cantor: six-term congressman, new House majority leader, highest-ranking Jewish elected official in American history.

Avatar_57x57

Cathie Black, former magazine executive, currently Bloomberg’s hand-picked Chancellor of New York City schools

Avatar_57x57

A look at what it takes to protect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad when he’s in New York City.

Avatar_57x57

A profile of Arianna Huffington.

Monday, February 7

Avatar_57x57

Born into Sea Org; a diary of a misspent youth (and adulthood) in the service of Scientology. ”One of the first things I learned in the Sea Org, because I was a receptionist, was how to handle process servers.” (25,000 words)

Avatar_57x57

How the Taliban reestablished itself as both a “quasi government” and a military force, and what that success means for the Pentagon’s plan to pass responsibility to Afghan forces by 2014.

Avatar_57x57

What the twentieth century history of rocketry can tell us about innovation.

Avatar_57x57

A newly minted, 34-year-old White House budget director gets a little too candid with a reporter profiling him during Ronald Reagan’s first year in office. Among Stockman’s many admissions: “None of us really understands what’s going on with all these numbers.”

Avatar_57x57

Reporting from inside the Church’s Celebrity Centre in Los Angeles.

Avatar_57x57

During his 35 years as a member of the Church of Scientology, Oscar-winning writer and director Paul Haggis went “all the way to the top.” The story of why he left, and what happened once he did.

Sunday, February 6

Avatar_57x57

Customer feedback on the New York City coke dealing industry.

Avatar_57x57

The story of a small town just outside Pittsburgh that has suffered through a half-century of economic decline, racial tension, and endless crime. Despite that trajectory, or perhaps because of it, Aliquippa has also produced an astounding number of NFL players.