New Yorker

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Meet the Shaggs

From 1968-1973, the three teenage Wiggin sisters, guided by a domineering father, played their strange music at New Hampshire ballrooms and recorded a single album. The Philosophy of the World LP goes for over $500 today, but the intervening decades have not been kind to the Wiggins.

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Your Son is Deceased

Albuquerque has one of the highest rates in the country of fatal shootings by police, and no officer has been indicted.

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The Cobweb

Can the Internet be archived?

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The Whole Haystack

The N.S.A. claims it needs access to all our phone records. But is that the best way to catch a terrorist?

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Crime Fiction

The story of Tyrone Hood, who served 21 years for a murder he didn’t commit, and the Chicago criminal justice apparatus that allowed a serial killer to go free.

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A City Run by Children

The theme-park chain where kids learn to pilot a plane, pay taxes, and pretend to be adults.

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A Few Too Many

On the centuries-long search for the perfect hangover remedy.

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King of Clickbait

How a young entrepreneur built a media empire by repackaging memes.

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Chicago Christmas, 1984

How John, a father of 14, lost Christmas.

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The Trenchcoat Robbers

They robbed 27 banks in 15 years, one of the most prolific streaks in American history. Then they slipped up.

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My Misspent Youth

Life and debt as a young writer in New York.

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In and Out of Time in Iraq

An essay on PTSD.