Monday, May 18

Jill Lepore on Longform

From the insanity of U.S. gun law to the history of management consulting, the politics of Planned Parenthood to Wonder Woman’s feminist past — browse our complete archive of articles by Jill Lepore.

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To Have and to Hold

Sex, the Constitution, and the Supreme Court.

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A Liberator, But Never Free

Dave Wilsey was among the American soldiers who liberated Dachau. The letters he left behind complicate the story.

Sunday, May 17

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A Father's Initiative

Paul Gayle wants to raise his daughter, but he needs a job and a home. What he gets is 16 lessons on fatherhood from the Obama administration.

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Why Are Palo Alto's Kids Killing Themselves?

How one community is struggling to understand and respond to a cluster of suicides.

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They Built It. No One Came.

On two gay men in Pennsylvania who tried, and failed, to build a commune of their own.

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In the Beginning

The schism at the heart of cosmology.

Saturday, May 16

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Hostage Camp

Worried about being kidnapped while on a business trip? A man in Florida teaches courses on how to avoid it.

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The Insults of Age

On the stupid things people say to the elderly.

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The Mysteries of the Masons

The 1826 kidnapping – and murder – that begat America’s obsession with Masons.

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In Bourbon Country, a Shot of Scandal

The case of the disappearing Pappy Van Winkle bourbon.

Friday, May 15

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Buried in Baltimore

Decades after a young nun was murdered, a group of former Catholic high school students begin to suspect that an abusive priest may have been the culprit.