New Yorker

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The Billion-Year Wave

The inside story of how scientists finally proved that gravitational waves exist.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Mother's Day"

Mother's Day triggers a wealth of memories and characters, past and present.

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The Ponzi State

“Florida, in some ways, resembles a modern Ponzi scheme. Everything is fine for me if a thousand newcomers come tomorrow. The problem is…no one knew what would happen if they stopped coming.”

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My Misspent Youth

Life and debt as a young writer in New York.

Meghan Daum on the Longform Podcast
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Can You Forgive Him?

“Be careful. The toe you stepped on yesterday may be connected to the ass you have to kiss today.”

A profile of the late Buddy Cianci, who was twice forced to resign as mayor of Providence after being convicted of felonies.

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The Bouvier Affair

How an art shipper took advantage of the market’s opaque rules and shadowy deal-making to rip off a Russian oligarch.

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Baby Doe

Government agencies have been trying to protect children for nearly 200 years. They are still failing.

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Secrets of Magus

A 1993 profile of Ricky Jay, one of the world’s great sleight-of-hand conjurers, historian of unusual entertainments and confidence scams, and bibliomaniac; who rarely performs and never for children.

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The Fight for Mosul

A report from the border of ISIS territory in Iraq, where civilians are battling to survive.

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A Bug in the System

Why last night’s chicken made you sick.

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The Wall Dancer

Ashima Shiraishi is the most talented rock climber in the world. She’s also 14.

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Ready for Prime Time

After 25 years as a road comic, Leslie Jones becomes a star.