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Addict, Priest, Luchador

The unbelievable life of Fray Tormenta.

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My Grandma the Poisoner

What do you do when you think a family member is a murderer? Step one: stop eating her food.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Wolf in White Van"

An excerpt from Darnielle’s debut novel, in which a disfigured man talks to maladjusted teens.

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Wolf in White Van [Excerpt]

A disfigured man's encounter with maladjusted teens.

"Coming back around the side of the store to the parking lot, I saw some teenagers hanging out in the bed of a white Toyota pickup. They must have pulled up while I was inside. They were smoking cigarettes in the deliberate self-conscious way of smoking teenagers: two of them, long-hairs. They were also openly watching me as I carried my bag toward the car. People like me prefer teenagers to other people. They are not afraid to stare."

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Slaves of Happiness Island

On the coast of Abu Dhabi, gilded outposts of the Louvre, the Guggenheim and New York University are being built by foreign workers who cannot leave and are paid half of what they were promised.

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How Poor Young Black Men Run from the Police

A sociologist learns techniques for evading the authorities.

Excerpted from On the Run.

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In Love with the Modern World

The early days of Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers.

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President Chill

A profile of Uruguay President José Mujica, a former revolutionary who’s been shot six times, was imprisoned for 14 years and, since taking office, has shunned the presidential mansion in favor of a small farm while legalizing gay marriage, abortion and marijuana.

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Dirty Water: The Story of the Standells

A tour with the Stones, an appearance on The Munsters, and a song about “how Boston is a shit hole.”

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Snapshots of the Underground

Moe Tucker narrates her time drumming in the Velvet Underground.

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Searching For Mecca

Investigating the unsolved murder of Malcolm X’s grandson.

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I Spent a Month Living In A Romanian Sexcam Studio

Life on the other side of the laptop.