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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.

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The Broad Strokes

On the appeal of Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer.

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We Went There

On the ground at the big, sad, strange Burt Reynolds memorabilia auction in Las Vegas.

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The Birdcage

How franchises became the movie business.

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Livin' Thing: An Oral History of Boogie Nights

The making and near unmaking of Paul Thomas Anderson’s breakout film.

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The Weight of Guilt

Inside the world of bass fishing cheaters.

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Shady XLII: Eminem in 2014

The rapper who never grew up.

Previously: "The Zen of Eminem," Zadie Smith's 2005 profile for Vibe.

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The Sea of Crises

A sumo wrestling tournament. A failed coup ending in seppuku. A search for a forgotten man. How one writer’s trip to Japan became a journey through oblivion.

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Together We Make Football

On domestic violence and the NFL.