Monday, August 24

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The Big Dig

Visiting the treasures – bear skulls, footprints, an ancient emerald necklace – that surfaced with shipwrecks at Yenikapi in Turkey.

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The Pope and the Planet

The Pope’s vision for addressing climate change.

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The Heirs

The three men vying to be the next publisher of the New York Times.

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The Long Life and Quiet Death of True Detective Magazine

The rise and fall of the “fact crime magazine.”

Sunday, August 23

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Mister Lytle: An Essay

Memories of living with the writer Andrew Lytle late in his life.

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Who Won Science Fiction’s Hugo Awards, and Why It Matters

A culture war is raging between the people diversifying science fiction and the men who’d like to roll that back.

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Dr. Shock

How an apartheid-era psychiatrist went from torturing gay soldiers in South Africa to sexually abusing patients in Canada.

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A Feel-Good Katrina Story Turned Bad

Kathy Phipps was “rescued” by FEMA. Ten years later, she is so anxious she’s confined to her house.

Saturday, August 22

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Nothing Random

The most powerful man in publishing, unfiltered.

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Silence at Baylor

How a Texas university eagerly accepted a top football player as a transfer even though he had just been kicked off another school’s team for a previous incident of violence involving a female student.

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John Mackey: The Conscious Capitalist

A profile of the Whole Foods CEO, who, despite a rash of problems with his company, firmly believes he’s seen the future of American business.

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Welcome to Maternity Hotel California

On the underground economy of full-service Southern California apartment complexes marketed to Chinese birth-tourists.