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Ethics and the Eye of the Beholder

Thomas Pogge is a Yale professor and one of the world’s most prominent ethicists. He also stands accused of sexually harassing his female students.

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The Short Life of Deonte Hoard

Shot and killed just shy of his 18th birthday, Deonte Hoard was one of 489 homicide victims in Chicago last year. How this happened—and how it keeps happening—is both one person’s story and the story of how a community has been forced to adjust to murder as an everyday fact of life.

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Hollywood's Forgotten Gossip Girl

Fifty years ago, Rona Barrett forged a Hollywood gossip empire. Then she left it all behind, her innovations attributed to others, her legacy almost entirely overlooked.

Previously: Anne Helen Patersen on the Longform Podcast
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Why America Is Ready for Novelist Angela Flournoy

Riding through Detroit with the author of The Turner House.

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How Lifetime Became One Of The Best Places In Hollywood For Women

A history of the women’s television channel and its push to employ female writers and directors long before it became an issue in Hollywood.

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Is Empty Nose Syndrome Real? And If Not, Why Are People Killing Themselves Over It?

Patients say it feels like they’re drowning. Doctors say there’s nothing wrong. One thing is certain: medical professionals are finding they may not know as much about the nose as they’d thought.

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Searching for Sundar Pichai

A profile of Google’s new CEO, “the most powerful tech giant you’ve never heard of.”

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Massacre on Ninth and Main

America’s first modern mass shooting.

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“Now We’re A Hard Target”

Most of the country is trying to keep guns out of schools. A town in rural Idaho is taking the opposite approach.

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Nancy Reagan Turned Down Rock Hudson’s Plea For Help Nine Weeks Before He Died

At Nancy Reagan’s memorial, Hillary Clinton praised her fellow former first lady for “starting a national conversation” about AIDS. That is not how everyone remembers it.

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The Weight of James Arthur Baldwin

Searching for meaning at Baldwin’s soon-to-be-demolished home in France.

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2/26: The Oral History

The llamas, the dress, and the day the internet broke.