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The People’s Republic of Cruiseland

The author boards the Costa Atlantica for several days of line dancing, burlesque and buffets as part of the cruise industry’s new foray into China.

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The Trader in the Wild

Kate Matrosova was a classic overachiever and, at 32, had everything to live for. Still she set out alone into the mountains of New Hampshire—and a deadly storm.

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Can the U.S. Ever Fix Its Messed-Up Maternity Leave System?

The U.S. is one of only two countries that don’t guarantee paid maternity leave. As a result, women across the country are rushing back to work after C-sections and losing their positions in order to take care of newborns.

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The Chinese Government Is Getting Rich Selling Cigarettes

How the China National Tobacco Corp., which manufactures 2.5 trillion cigarettes per year, came to make more money than Apple.

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The Gaming Industry's Greatest Adversary Is Just Getting Started

A profile of Anita Sarkeesian, who has recieved death threats as she exposes misogyny in the $25 billion video game industry.

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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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How to Get Into an Ivy League College—Guaranteed

Tony Ma will bet you as much as $600,000 to train your student for college acceptance. If the student gets into their top choice school, Ma takes the cash. Rejected? He gets nothing.

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The Hedge Fund and the Despot

The Wall Street firm that bailed out Robert Mugabe.

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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.

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Burger King Is Run by Children

The CEO is 32. The CFO is 28. Their startup is the second-largest burger chain in the country.

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Get Rich or Die Shilling

The business of being Pitbull.