Monday, October 6

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George Clooney, South Sudan and How the World's Newest Nation Imploded

How celebrity-led humanitarian aid exacerbated a crisis.

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The Plane That Fell From the Sky

The story of TWA Flight 841.


Hear Buzz Bissinger discuss this story, a Pultizer finalist now available online for the first time, on the Longform Podcast.

Zadie Smith's Longform Archive

On losing your father, the Facebook generation and the Zen of Eminem — browse our full archive of essays and short stories by Zadie Smith.

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Find Your Beach

On loving and hating and living in Manhattan.

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The Kitchen Network

America’s underground Chinese restaurant workers.

Sunday, October 5

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Gary Barnett, Controversial Master of New York City Luxury Real Estate

The developer responsible for the tallest residential building in New York—the penthouse just sold for $90 million—lives in a two-story house in Queens.

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The Man Who Would Be Prince

A profile of Prince as Diamonds and Pearls was released, based mostly off a brief phone call, all the access he’ll allow.

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The Secret Life of Max Stern

The Nazis stole his family’s paintings, but Max Stern escaped and became one of Canada’s leading art dealers. Now, 20 after his death, he is changing the rules of restitution.

Saturday, October 4

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The Good Story

A novelist and a psychotherapist discuss truth, fiction and the stories we tell ourselves.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "The Peripheral"

Gamers, celebrities, military veterans, and publicists populate a capitalist future.

Excerpted from Gibson's forthcoming novel.

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This Is My Beloved Son

The fall of Richard Roberts, anointed son and successor of televangelist Oral Roberts, who was fired as president of Oral Roberts University and evicted from the home he’d lived in for nearly 50 years.