Wednesday, December 10

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Why No One Remembers the Peacemakers

Why do we honor dead soldiers rather than the fighters who deserted and the activists who demanded peace?

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Who Is Zwarte Piet?

A holiday tradition in the Netherlands involving blackface has sparked a debate about race, the legacy of slavery, and the vestiges of colonialism.

Tuesday, December 9

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The Legend of Panther Girl

Ann Casey pulled herself out of poverty by becoming one of the most revered wrestlers in America. Then she was shot by a drug-running truck driver. This is the story of her comeback.

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The Secret Handshake

The short-lived literary career of Breece DʼJ Pancake and his roadmap to a world of oppressive poverty.

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The Chinese Century

Without fanfare—indeed, with some misgivings about its new status—China has just overtaken the United States as the world’s largest economy.

Monday, December 8

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The Babies in the Freezer

Women who kill their newborns usually claim to have been in denial about their pregnancies. Can you carry a child to term without realizing it?

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Cold Comfort

The president of Kiribati goes to Norway to bear witness to climate change.

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Death Becomes Him

Learning about death from a sixth-generation funeral director.

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La Milonguera

A tango dancer’s tragic accident ends her career and makes her briefly dependent on her roommate’s compassion.

Sunday, December 7

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Confined: The Death of Eddie Snowshoe

How solitary confinement can lead to suicide.