The Believer

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The Divine Inspiration of Jim Jones

The black messianic leader, known as Father Divine, that Jim Jones admired.

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The Glass Eye

A daughter remembers her father’s glass eye.

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The Divine Inspiration of Jim Jones

The rise of the Peoples Temple through the lens of an earlier group: Father Divine’s Peace Mission.

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Mithradates of Fond du Lac

A weekend with the only person on Earth who can survive five venomous snakebites in 48 hours.

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You'll Never Write About Me Again

A journalist and documentarian charts over a decade of her relationship with Philip Roth.

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No Man’s Land

Fear, racism, and the historically troubling attitude of American pioneers.

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A River Runs Through It

A biography of Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady Studios.

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The Secret Handshake

The short-lived literary career of Breece DʼJ Pancake and his roadmap to a world of oppressive poverty.

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Haterade

Don’t read the comments.

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I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

The secret diary of Nina Simone.

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Without You I’m Nothing

The memories of rock stars’ ex-lovers.