Sunday, July 24

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The Storm

The first extended telling of the story that became The Perfect Storm.

Saturday, July 23

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Up All Night With Amy Winehouse

A profile of the late singer.

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The Bomb That Didn't Go Off

On a failed attack in Spokane and the fragments of homegrown terrorism in the United States.

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A Brevard Woman Disappeared, but Never Left Home

The call to the sheriff's office came on Nov. 18, 2010, just before noon. The townhouse, deputies learned, had belonged to a woman named Kathryn Norris, and the 1987 silver Chevy Nova was registered to her, too. She had used a normal amount of electricity in July 2009 and much less in August and none after that. She had paid her mortgage in August and then stopped. Her head was on the floor and her feet were on the seat. The corpse, deputies wrote in their report, was wearing a dress.

Friday, July 22

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This Is the Part Where the Superhero Discovers He Is Mortal

What happened to Wesley Autrey after he jumped in front of a New York City subway train to save a man’s life.

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Outside Man

A profile of Spike Lee.

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The Real Education of Little Tree

The story of Asa Earl Carter, aka Forrest Carter, the best-selling author of The Education of Little Tree, an autobiographical novel about “communion with nature and love of one’s fellow man.” He was also a Klansman, penning the famous George Wallace line, “Segregation now! Segregation tomorrow! Segregation forever!”

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The War for Catch-22

The behind-the-scenes publishing saga of Joseph Heller’s 1961 novel.

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Cyber Weapons: The New Arms Race

Around the world, governments and corporations are in a race for code that can protect, spy, and destroy—hacks some secretive startups are more than happy to sell.

Thursday, July 21

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Temperamental Tycoon

Tucker Carlson on the Perot campaign.

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The CIA's Secret Sites in Somalia

Drones, renditions, and underground prisons; inside the war on terror’s African front.

In the eighteen years since the infamous “Black Hawk Down” incident in Mogadishu, US policy on Somalia has been marked by neglect, miscalculation and failed attempts to use warlords to build indigenous counterterrorism capacity, many of which have backfired dramatically. At times, largely because of abuses committed by Somali militias the CIA has supported, US policy has strengthened the hand of the very groups it purports to oppose and inadvertently aided the rise of militant groups, including the Shabab.