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Hot Enough for Ya?

“Ligurta Station, Arizona. The hottest town in America. It’s 120 in the shade. Can you dig it? Ron can. He’s been out here for the past five years, carving out his own little slice of heaven.”

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Where Is Willem Dafoe Going?

He doesn’t really know. Never really has, actually, and that’s the way he likes it.

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Benny of the Bull

A profile of Benicio Del Toro.

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Who Owns This Body?

“The U.S. patent code was never meant to cover your genes, your cells, your blood, or the marrow in your bones. But it does. And the worst thing is, it’s too late for you to do anything about it. You’ve already been sold.”

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Guilty

The tormenting of Wen Ho Lee.

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The Education of Charlize Theron

“Charlize Theron is anxious. Not greatly anxious, not distraught, but still. Anxious.”

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There Goes the Neighborhood, Up In Flames

Centralia, Pennsylvania, used to be a place with kids and schools and churches and houses. Then the ground caught on fire.

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"That Joke Has Everything"

A profile of pre-Late Night David Letterman.

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Charlie Manson’s Home on the Range

George Spahn and his California ranch, before and after the Manson family showed up.

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The Loser

A profile of the boxer Floyd Patterson, after a painful loss to Sonny Liston.

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Mr. Bad News

A profile of New York Times obituary writer Alden Whitman.

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Peter O'Toole on the Ould Sod

After two years of filming Lawrence of Arabia, Peter O'Toole returns to his childhood home in Ireland.

Plus: 50 years later, Gay Talese remembers the late Peter O'Toole.