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Club Meds

A trip to The Villages, a booming retiremement community outside Orlando, where the golf is free, casual sex is everywhere, and there is no cemetery.

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Nothing Says "Sorry Our Drones Hit Your Wedding Party" Like $800,000 and Some Guns

Untangling the aftermath of a United States drone strike in Yemen.

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Don't Be Afraid Of The Clowns

A dispatch from the World Clown Association Convention.

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The Down and Dirty History of TMZ

How a lawyer from the Valley created a gossip empire.

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Survivor No. 3

A day after swimming in an Arkansas water park, Kali Harding was diagnosed with a brain-eating amoeba that kills 99% of the people infects. This is the story of how she survived.

Previously: The Longform Guide to the Brain.

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Found: The Elusive Man At The Heart Of The Hollywood Sex Abuse Scandal

He was an early video streaming startup founder who threw parties where celebrities like Bryan Singer had sex with teenage boys. Then, he came to believe that music mogul David Geffen was trying to kill him.

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I Was Sure Freezing My Eggs Would Solve Everything

Reaching a certain age and an uncertain decision.

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Should Two Children Be Imprisoned For Plotting To Kill Their Classmates?

How two boys, 10 and 11, were sentenced to years in a detention facility for a crime they didn’t get a chance to commit.

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Mr. Ten Percent

A profile of Chuck Blazer, “the man who built — and bilked — American soccer.”

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Who Killed Lois Duncan’s Daughter?

The author of I Know What You Did Last Summer investigates her own daughter’s unsolved murder.

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Angelina Jolie’s Perfect Game

How the actress masterfully shapes her public image.

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The Worst Day of My Life Is Now New York’s Hottest Tourist Attraction

The author visits the 9/11 Memorial Museum, 13 years after his sister’s death.

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The Short Flight Of El Pájaro

On May 16, 1913, after he’d spent years earning a chance at American stardom, Canary Islander shortstop Alfredo Cabrera played his one and only Major League Baseball game.

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Looking For Tom Lehrer, Comedy's Mysterious Genius

“In the recent history of American music, there’s no figure parallel to Lehrer in his effortless ascent to fame, his trajectory into the heart of the culture — and then his quiet, amiable, inexplicable departure.”

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Jennifer Lawrence And The History Of Cool Girls

How Hollywood falls for actresses who “act like a dude but look like a supermodel” – and then changes its mind.

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36 Hours On The Fake Campaign Trail With Donald Trump

Over the course of 25 years, he’s repeatedly toyed with the idea of running for president and now, maybe, governor of New York. With all but his closest apostles finally tired of the charade, even the Donald himself has to ask, what’s the point? On the plane and by the pool with the man who will not be king.

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Kill the Past

The murder of a rapper amid the rise of Greece’s fascist party.

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Sad YouTube

Finding personal stories buried deep in the YouTube comments.

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Why I Bought A House In Detroit For $500

“After college, as my friends left Michigan for better opportunities, I was determined to help fix this broken, chaotic city by building my own home in the middle of it. I was 23 years old.”

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The Tale Of Freak Show Star Julia Pastrana, Mexico’s Monkey Woman

An exploited celebrity’s long journey home.

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The AIDS Granny in Exile

In the ’90s, a gynecologist named Gao Yaojie exposed an AIDS epidemic in rural China and the ensuing government cover-up. Forced to leave, she’s now 85 and living alone in New York.

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How Selling Out Saved Indie Rock

On the importance of the jingle business.

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The Man Behind The Historic Implosion Of The Ex-Gay Movement

Meet Alan Chambers, former leader of Exodus International–a “pray the gay away” ministry.

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The Notorious MSG's Unlikely Formula for Success

How MSG became “perhaps the most infamously misunderstood and maligned three letters in the history of food.”

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The Royal Prank

The inquiry into a nurse’s suicide after she was on the receiving end of a crank call.

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Wildcatting: A Stripper's Guide to the Modern American Boomtown

Cycles of boom and bust in the drilling town of Williston, N.D., as seen from the perspective of an itinerant dancer filling one of three slots at the only strip club in town, Whispers.

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Remade in Taiwan

When Manny Ramirez played half a season for the E-DA Rhinos.

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How Glenn Greenwald Became Glenn Greenwald

“Before Glenn Greenwald was the journalist who broke and defended the most important story of 2013, he was many other things: an underage South Florida politician, a lawyer at a high-powered corporate firm, Kips Bay’s most combative tenant, and even the legal arm of his business partner’s gay porn distribution company.”

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Missing Michael Hastings

A eulogy for the journalist.

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How A War Hero Became A Serial Bank Robber

An Iraq War veteran assuages his PTSD with bank heists.

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David Lee Roth Will Not Go Quietly

A profile of the Van Halen frontman.

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Noise Kills

Living with – and dying because of – hyperacusis, a condition that grossly intensifies hearing.

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Growing Up in the World's Deadliest City

A generation that has seen inestimable violence comes of age in Juarez.

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America's Hardest-Working Know-It-All

A profile of Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings.

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When A 10-Year-Old Kills His Nazi Father, Who's To Blame?

On the case of young Joseph Hall, who was convicted last month of murdering his dad.

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Atari Teenage Riot

A “crude table-tennis arcade game” called Pong and the birth of the video game industry.

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A Mormon Reporter On The Romney Bus

Memoir of a Latter-day campaign correspondent.

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Why Is This Man Running For President Of The Internet?

Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian launches an ambitious campaign.
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Can You Die From A Nightmare?

“It was creepy to wake up violently in the middle of the night. It was creepier when no one could tell me why it was happening.”

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Tracking The Biggest Star In The World

David Johnson’s unrequited correspondence with Jay-Z.