Friday, January 7

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On the last day of their junior year at Harvard, one roommate kills the other, then hangs herself. The press descends. A year later, a reporter searches for the real story.

Thursday, January 6

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The writer and his girlfriend move to the Dominican Republic, joining the rapidly expanding community of expats who claim to have found paradise. They promptly get robbed at gunpoint. To cope, he investigates the country.

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From 1968-1973, the three teenage Wiggins sisters, guided by a domineering father, played their strange music at New Hampshire ballrooms and recorded a single album. The Philosophy of the World LP goes for over $500 today, but the intervening decades were not kind to the Wiggins’.

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But the web is not just some kind of magic all-absorbing meta-medium. It's its own thing. And like other media it has a question that it answers better than any other. That question is: Why wasn't I consulted?
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Last year, an Mossad hit squad traveled to Dubai to assassinate a Hamas leader. They completed their mission, but were later humiliated when a twenty-seven minute video of their movements was posted online. How their cover got blown.

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A caller poses as a policeman and convinces McDonald’s managers to strip-search a female employee. It’s not the first time.

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The backstory on Julian Assange’s relationship with the Guardian and the New York Times.

Wednesday, January 5

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How Internet porn has altered the ways we think about, and engage in, sex.

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The new purgatory; what becomes of digital identities after death.

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On how 21st century culture shifts killed the nerd and what lies ahead.

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On the (disputed) origins of the Huffington Post.

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From the 1940s through the early 70s, incoming freshman at Harvard, Yale, Vassar, Wellesley, and several other top schools were photographed nude in the name of science–bogus science, as it turned out. Most of the photos were destroyed, but not all.