New Yorker

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The Children of Strangers

The lives of Sue and Hector Badeau, who felt a calling to raise children and adopted twenty of them.

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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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Joe Gould's Teeth

Falling into the black hole of literary journalism’s most famous eccentic

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Death of a Prosecutor

Alberto Nisman accused Iran and Argentina of colluding to bury a terrorist attack. Did it get him killed?

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The Really Big One

A giant earthquake is coming to the Northwest. Unfortunately, no one knows when.

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The Hunt for El Chapo

How the world’s most notorious drug lord was captured.

Previously: Patrick Radden Keefe on the Longform Podcast.

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Her Own Best Disputant

An early profile of Diane Keaton.

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The Chameleon

Frédéric Bourdin was an imposter. His "trail of cons," for which he used five languages and dozens of identities, extended for years across Europe and America.

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Revenge Killing

The death of an infant lands his father on death row in Louisiana.

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The Perfect Wife

How Edith Windsor fell in love, got married, and won a landmark case for gay marriage.

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Five Hostages

Feeling abandoned by America, families fight to save their children from ISIS.

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Solar Power for Everyone

The people working to make energy efficient homes cheap.