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The Cult of Jurassic Park

On the enduring appeal, both amateur and academic, of man vs. dinosaur.

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Blur Lines

The ups and downs of a beloved British pop band.

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The Boxer and the Batterer

An essay on Floyd Mayweather Jr. as both.

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Necessarily the News

The politics and rhetoric of Trevor Noah’s appointment as the new host of the Daily Show.

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After the Crash

The death of Bobby Phills, an NBA player who made one terrible mistake.

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The Woman Who Froze in Fargo

A woman thought a Coen brothers movie was a “true story” and tracked it to her death. Now someone’s made a fictional film about her, further blurring the lines between reality and artifice.

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Porntopia

Besieged by pirates, and youngsters unused to paying to watch sex, the porn industry just isn’t what it used to be.

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The Grantland Q&A: Errol Morris

“Some of the best lines — and I’ve been lucky to hear really nutso lines over the years — are not in response to any kind of question. It’s in response to, ‘I don’t know.’”

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Life’s Rich Pageant: Meet a Florida Man

The story of a young man, a lake with some fish, a compound bow and a very bad idea.

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The Third Revelation of Father John Misty

The many lives of Josh Tillman, who on the way to releasing one of the year’s best albums was “a defiant child of God, a broke dishwasher, a successful drummer, a Dionysian shaman, a failed poet, a drug-hoovering spiritualist, and a gleeful prankster.”

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The Fatalist

Irina Pavolva is trying to steer the Brooklyn Nets through a rough patch. Will she make it?

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David Simon Does Not Care What You Think Is Cool About His TV Shows

On the set of ‘Show Me a Hero,’ his new HBO miniseries, Simon is as impassioned, cantankerous, and uncompromising as ever.