Tuesday, November 4

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Striving for a Climate Change

A profile of law professor Dan Kahan, “one of the best-known unknown academics in the country,” who wants to close the communication gap between scientists and the public.

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New York’s Most Sensational Jewel Heist

Fifty years later, the men who stole priceless gems from the Museum of Natural History recall the crime.

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The Myth of Chinese Super Schools

What the Chinese education system can teach America about relying on test scores as the main metric of success.

Monday, November 3

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The Pierre Omidyar Insurgency

The story, so far, of First Look Media.

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Witnessing one of deadliest landslides in American history.

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The Duke of Doubt

A profile of Chris Rock as he makes one last attempt to jump from standup to leading man.


Previously: The Longform Guide to Standups.

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On Kindness

A son’s love letter to his sick mom.


Previously: Cord Jefferson on the Longform Podcast.

Sunday, November 2

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Charlie Manson’s Home on the Range

George Spahn and his California ranch, before and after the Manson family showed up.

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Marathon Man

The strange case of Kip Litton, road race fraud.

Plus: Our complete archive of articles about running.

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Stephen King: The Rolling Stone Interview

The author on why he belives in God (“It makes things better”), the perils of writing high (“Annie Wilkes is cocaine, she was my number-one fan”) and what he thinks of other writers (“Hemingway sucks, basically”).

Saturday, November 1

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Why Innocent People Plead Guilty

A judge on the history and injustice of the plea bargain in America.