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The Ultimate Terrorist Factory

Letters from a jailed French jihadi.

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In Praise of Idleness

An argument for working less.

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When I Die

A doctor who helped pioneer Oregon’s Death With Dignity law receives his own terminal diagnosis.

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Rotten Ice

Traveling by dogsled in the melting Arctic.

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The Mother of All Questions

On the stories we tell ourselves about happiness and the indecent questions we ask women who decided not to become moms.

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The Lost Buddhas of Bamiyan

Picking up the pieces in Afghanistan.


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Lost Girls

The writer’s relationship with two Moroccan prostitutes.

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Cattle Calls

There’s a new endangered species in rural America: veterinarians.

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Bloodbath & Beyond

The roots and effects of a biker shootout at the Twin Peaks in Waco, Texas.

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The Master of the Murder Castle

The story of H.H. Holmes, America’s first serial killer.

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House of Fire

The future of India’s “good minority,” the Parsis.

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Perfect Compromise

On Finland, the country most afraid of Russia.