Saturday, July 5

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The survivors of a mass shooting, 20 years later.

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A flight attendant's love affair.

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Tom Monaghan started Domino’s. Mike Ilitch started Little Caesers. Both became billionaires, both live in Detroit, both are now over 75. They’ve made very different decisions about how to spend their fortunes.

Friday, July 4

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On January 18, 1990, Mayor Marion Barry was caught smoking crack at D.C.’s Vista Hotel. The author was one of the first reporters on the scene. He interviewed guests, staff, anyone he could find. Then he got a room, called his regular strawbery, and got high himself.

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On the joys of watching the winningest tennis player of all time play live at Wimbledon.

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How the feds went after Thick Neck, Guilty, Stomper, Gunner, Lucky, Menace, and the rest of the Amernian mob in Los Angeles.

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A family struggles as a 42-year-old husband, father and son becomes increasingly isolated.

Thursday, July 3

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It’s legal to buy poppy seeds in America and it’s legal to plant them—unless you’re familiar with the simple process of turning them into opium, that is. Then having poppies in your garden is a felony.

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Severely depressed snow leopards, obsessive-compulsive brown bears, phobic zebras and the inner lives of other captive creatures.

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The memories of rock stars’ ex-lovers.

Wednesday, July 2

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Three years after profiling him, the author checks in with the Bieber experiment.