Tuesday, April 21

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Putin's Action Hero

When Putin suggested to Obama that the White House and the Kremlin speak through an intermediary, he named who he thought was the obvious candidate: his friend Steven Seagal.

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The Underground Inferno that Created a Ghost Town

What remains of the ghost town of Centralia, Pennsylvania.

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The Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan Museum We Never Knew We Needed

Is it homage? An art project? Whatever it is, it is very Brooklyn 2015.

Monday, April 20

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"We Haven’t Been Able to Rule Him Out"

Nearly 20 years ago in a remote California town, a 16-year-old named Karen Mitchell disappeared. The case went cold, but last month local law enforcement started looking at it again after the arrest of a former resident: Robert Durst.

Dean is a contributing editor at Longform.
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The Ghost of Cornel West

The rise and fall of “America’s most exciting black scholar.”

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Kidnapped at the Border

Kidnappers in Mexico have changed their business model from retail to wholesale—instead of extorting a handful of rich families, they are targeting thousands of undocumented migrants.

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Town Waiting for an Eruption Found It After Firing Its First Black Police Officer

Gerry Pickens took a paycut to join the police department in tiny, overwhelmingly white Orting, Washington. Fired less than a year later, he’s now suing the town for enough to break it.

Sunday, April 19

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Drake in Real Life

A week at Coachella with the rapper and some mushrooms.

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A Killing in Pocahontas

The murder of a 34-year-old by a wig-wearing figure traces back to meth, an FBI sting and a former municipal judge who once sent a live copperhead snake to a foe through the U.S. mail.

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The Man Who Makes the World’s Funniest People Even Funnier

On Brent White, the joke whisperer who edits the largely improvisational comedies of Paul Feig, Judd Apatow and Adam McKay.