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Stock Manipulator, S.E.C. Nemesis—and 15

Using several email addresses and a lot of exclamation points, teenager Jonathan Lebed worked finance message boards in the morning before school and made almost a million bucks. Then he made the head of the S.E.C. look like a fool.

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Doctors With Enemies

Did Afghan forces target the M.S.F. hospital?

Previously: Mattheiu Aikins on the Longform Podcast
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David Gergen, Master of the Game

A profile of the man who helped invent the modern art of presidential spin and came to embody the blurry line between journalist and government official.

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The Aspiring Novelist Who Became Obama’s Foreign-Policy Guru

In the basement of the White House, in an office with no windows, an MFA grad named Ben Rhodes is telling the story of America’s foreign policy.

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The Amateur Cloud Society That (Sort Of) Rattled the Scientific Community

A cloud enthusiast becomes an advocate for a new type of cloud.

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What Happened to Worcester?

A central Massachusetts city enabled the author’s ancestors to move into the good life of the middle class. That move is more complicated today.

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Iceland’s Water Cure

Happiness is a warm pool.

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Chicago After Laquan McDonald

The activists fighting for police reform in the wake of a video that showed a black teenager shot 16 times by a white cop.

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The Battle Over the Sea-Monkey Fortune

It involves a former 1960s bondage film actress, a Jewish neo-Nazi, the husband of the speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives, and a whole lot of creative marketing.

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The CEO of Hamilton Inc.

A profile of Broadway producer Jeffrey Seller, whose show makes more than $500,000 in profit every week.

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The Invisible Catastrophe

Over four months, a methane well in southern California’s Aliso Canyon leaked Lebanon’s equivalent of yearly emissions into the atmosphere. No one knows what the long-term effects will be.

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Out of the Past

The revival of a landmark 1921 musical opens a door on the deep and twisted roots of black performance in America.