Sunday, February 8

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Some Different Ways of Looking at Selma

The dramatic liberties a much-heralded film takes with historical fact show how hard it is to get complexity onto the big screen.

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How Men's Rights Leader Paul Elam Turned Being A Deadbeat Dad Into A Moneymaking Movement

An investigation into the past of a prominent voice in the men’s rights movement.

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Precious Memories

On former North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith, who died Saturday, and his battle with dementia.

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Who Killed the Gangster’s Daughter?

The life and mysterious death of writer Susan Berman.

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The Reddest Carpet

The surreal pageantry of the North Korean Film Festival makes Hollywood look demure.

Saturday, February 7

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When Will We Stop Punishing Working Women for Having Babies?

America’s pregnancy leave policies – or lack thereof – continue to bear no relationship to the reality of being pregnant. It’s time for something to give.

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A Life on the Edge

How Billy Walters, the world’s most successful gambler, keeps winning.

More: The Longform Guide to Gambling
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Darkness Visible

A novelist’s memoir of depression, whose “intrinsic malevolence” as a disease brought him close to suicide.

Friday, February 6

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Bronx Beauty

A writer befriends a street addict in the Bronx – and then takes her back to her mother in Oklahoma.

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My Dad, the Pornographer

How the author’s father wrote over 400 pieces of “pirate porn, ghost porn, science-fiction porn, vampire porn, historical porn, time-travel porn, secret-agent porn, thriller porn, zombie porn and Atlantis porn.”

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"I Wouldn’t Mind If He Was Executed"

The transcript of chats between Silk Road boss Ross Ulbricht and a man he believes to be a Hell’s Angel who agrees to supply “hitters” to carry out 5 assassinations.