Tuesday, December 14

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A profile of the Los Angeles Clippers owner, an oft-sued real estate baron with a racist streak and a penchant for heckling his own players. Since Sterling bought the franchise in 1981, the Clippers have by far the worst record of any major pro team.

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He was an itinerant preacher who claimed god have revealed him to be the one true prophet. He kidnapped Elizabeth Smart  and lived with her in a makeshift camp for years. She was hard to find; not because he was sly, but because Utah is full of prophets with multiple young wives.

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On the post-quake presidential election in Haiti.

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On a desolate, six-mile stretch of Indian beachfront, the bulk of the world’s big ships are dismantled for scrap. Though a ship is usually worth over $1 million in steel, the margins are low, the leftovers are toxic, and the labor—which employs huge numbers of India’s poor—is wildly dangerous.

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An interview with mind behind both Five Easy Pieces and The Monkees.

Monday, December 13

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On the visionary architecture and disturbing goals of Yearning for Zion, the utopian experiment undertaken in rural Texas by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

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A profile of video game artist Shigeru Miyamoto, the man behind Super Mario Bros.

Saturday, December 11

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At tourism’s wildest frontier; guided tours of Afghanistan.

Friday, December 10

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A profile of 12-year-old actress Elle Fanning, Dakota’s sister.

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The criminologist/lawyer who created Perry Mason unravels the Boston Strangler case, in which eleven women were murdered by an assailant they willingly let into their homes.

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On boot camps designed to break kids of their web addiction.

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A profile of Yao Ming published during his second season in the NBA.