Wednesday, April 27

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A profile of Christopher Brosius, the “Willy Wonka of fragrances,” whose latest creation is designed to not be smelled.

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A travelogue through the contradiction-rich and predominantly Muslim Southern Thailand.

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An interview with James “Jimmy” Hoffa, president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters which had recently been described by Attorney General Robert Kennedy as “the most powerful institution in this country—aside from the United States Government itself.”

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A field study in Fresno.

Tuesday, April 26

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On the shady underworld of door to door magazine sales teams, in which teens roam the country in vans, con locals with sob stories, party constantly in cheap motels, and leave behind a trail of rapes, fiery crashes, and new subscriptions.

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On the “world’s largest social network that you probably haven’t yet heard of” and its enigmatic founder.

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Donald Trump’s loan-reliant financial history.

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Henry Luce and Time vs. Harold Ross and The New Yorker. What was at stake in the epic magazine rivalry of the 20th century?

Monday, April 25

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On the producer Timbaland, then best known for collaborations with Missy Elliott, Aaliyah, and Ginuwine.

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What one learns about Jose Canseco while trying, unsuccessfully, to interview Jose Canseco.

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With fewer and fewer students having the income necessary to pay back loans (except through the use of more consumer debt), a massive default looks closer to inevitable.

On the emerging student loan bubble.

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