Wednesday, April 20

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Chicago After Laquan McDonald

The activists fighting for police reform in the wake of a video that showed a black teenager shot 16 times by a white cop.

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Offshore in Central London

Why has a prestigious address been used so many times as a center for elaborate international fraud?

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How Lifetime Became One Of The Best Places In Hollywood For Women

A history of the women’s television channel and its push to employ female writers and directors long before it became an issue in Hollywood.

Tuesday, April 19

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The Graduate

On navigating the New York media world as a young journalist.

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S. Korea Covered Up Mass Abuse, Killings of 'Vagrants'

How the government cleared the streets in advance of the 1988 Olympics.

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The Untold Story of Magic Leap, the World’s Most Secretive Startup

In a nondescript office park in suburban Florida, a company you’ve never heard of is making a product that few people have ever seen. And it has $1.4 billion in funding.

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The Rise and Fall of Rafael Palmeiro

Rafael Palmeiro was a surefire Hall of Famer before a positive steroids test derailed everything. He retired a few months later, quietly sent home early by the team that had been planning to celebrate him. Next came depression and a $53 million business deal gone bust.

Previously: The Longform Guide to Sad Retired Athletes

Monday, April 18

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The Brilliant, Troubled Dorothy Parker

“The tragedy of Dorothy Parker, it seems to me, isn’t that she succumbed to alcoholism or died essentially alone. It was that she was too intelligent to believe that she had made the most of herself.”
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Duel in the Sun

The neck-and-neck race that electrified the 1982 Boston Marathon.

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The Godmother of Soul

A profile of Erykah Badu.