Monday, June 15

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Rise of al-Qaida Sahara Terrorist

A profile of Moktar Belmoktar, Al-Qaida’s “most difficult employee,” who was responsible for a major attack on an Algerian BP plant and, according to U.S. and Libyan forces, was killed in an air strike on Sunday.

Rukmini Callimachi on the Longform Podcast.
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At Rest in the Fields

A dispatch from Eloise Woods, a natural burial ground where bodies are consigned directly to the earth.

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The Death Treatment

The legalizing of euthanasia is usually seen as a advancement in human rights. But is it appropriate for cases of non-terminal illness?

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A Sentimental Education

The actress Tilda Swinton found herself dissatisfied with the schools available for her twins. So she founded her own.

Sunday, June 14

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The Cult of Jurassic Park

On the enduring appeal, both amateur and academic, of man vs. dinosaur.

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The New Normal

Scenes of grief, from the sister of comedian Harris Wittels.

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American Hippopotamus

A hundred years ago, in the midst of an American food crisis, two spies who had once sworn to kill each other came together with a plan to feed America: hippo meat.

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VNYL Sliding

The comic failings of a Kickstarter project that promised a “Netflix for vinyl.”

Saturday, June 13

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Mastermind

Tracing Europe’s migrant crisis to organized crime.

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The True Story of the Manson Murders

An excerpt from the best-selling true crime book of all time.