Saturday, March 14

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The Wrong Way

Miriam Carey died at the hands of the Secret Service. Over a year later, her family has no real answers about what happened to her.

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Beloved Monster

The writer Alfred Chester, who died alone in a Jerusalem apartment in 1971 at just 37, was brilliant. He was also insane.

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Nightmare in Sin City

Rumor had it that a teenager had cut off a man’s penis, and the cops happened to have a murder victim that answered that description. Nothing else lined up.

Friday, March 13

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Disney's $1 Billion Bet on a Magical Wristband

The quest to create a friction-free Disney World.

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My Life as a Gay Congressman

“It took me 32 years to come out. This is what happened when I did.”

Longform at SXSW

Headed to SXSW? Come say hi!

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Slip Sliding Away

Locals on the Outer Banks are arguing about whether climate change is real. Meanwhile, their islands are disappearing.

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How Ikea Took Over the World

“Ikea, it seems, is a genius at selling Ikea.”

Thursday, March 12

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Athena Magazine"

Two friends found a literary magazine; fantastical complications and potentials ensue. From Aira's newest collection, The Musical Brain.

"So, predictably, we began to consider a first issue that would be thirty-six-fold, so to speak. An issue made up of numbers 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-20-21-22-23-24-25-26-27-28-29-30-31-32-33-34-35-36. That would allow for an almost total flexibility. Why hadn’t we thought of it before? Why had we wasted our time with 'triples' and 'quadruples' and 'decuples' when there was such an obvious solution right under our noses? The printer’s 'sheet' should have shown us the way right from the start, from the moment we discovered its existence, the famous “sheet” that was unfolding now before our eyes, like a rose in time."

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The Brief, Extraordinary Life of Cody Spafford

He was a fixture in the kitchen of one of Seattle’s most celebrated restaurants, with plans to move to New York City to further his career. Then he robbed a bank.