Sunday, August 10

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The Trials of Philip Halliday

The story of a naïve fisherman, a boat headed for Spain and 1.5 tons of cocaine.

Saturday, August 9

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Haul Road"

Two truckers talk on a wintry Alaskan highway.

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What Drives Danny Thompson?

To understand why a 64-year-old man would try and break the land speed record by traveling hundreds of miles per hour, you need to know a little something about his family.

Friday, August 8

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Has the 'Libertarian Moment' Finally Arrived?

Rand Paul as the movement’s Pearl Jam.

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The Black Widow

Sandra Bridewell, a Dallas socialite, and the people around her who keep dying.

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How Libya Blew Billions and Its Best Chance at Democracy

Following Muammar Qaddafi’s death in 2011, Libya had hundreds of billions of dollars. This is the story of how it was erased.

Previously: David Samuels on the Longform Podcast.

Thursday, August 7

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While The World Watched

The World Cup and Argentina’s “Dirty War.”

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John Hersey: The Art of Fiction No. 92

“My mother kept scrapbooks of everything any of her children did all their lives, and among my scrapbooks are newspapers that I wrote on the typewriter at the age of six, The Hersey Family News, with ads offering my older brothers for various kinds of hard labor at very low wages.”

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The Most Fascinating Profile You’ll Ever Read About a Guy and His Boring Startup

On Stewart Butterfield, the founder of Flickr and now Slack, a wildly popular, difficult-to-describe messaging service that has 38,000 paying subscribers just a few months after launching.

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Don't Be Afraid Of The Clowns

A dispatch from the World Clown Association Convention.