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The Leftovers

Paula Deen’s martyrdom industrial complex. On a cruise ship.

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The Final Walk-Off

An essay on Derek Jeter.

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They Heard the Call of Freedom, a Summons that Still Haunts

“They thought they were going to change the world,” he says of the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project volunteers. “They didn’t expect that white folks would be so vicious.”

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Jerry Football

A profile of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

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The Witness

A profile of Michelle Lyons, who viewed 278 executions as both a local reporter and a spokesperson for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

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The Strange & Curious Tale of the Last True Hermit

Meeting Christopher Thomas Knight, a.k.a. the North Pond Hermit, who lived alone in the Maine woods for nearly 30 years.

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What Do You Desire?

The writer, entering her thirties single and adrift, heads to San Francisco to spend time with Kink.com’s Princess Donna Dolore and attend a gangbang “where all the men were dressed as panda bears.”

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"You Have All the Reasons to Be Angry"

The fight for South Africa’s future.

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Debbie Heald Set an Important Record

A 16-year-old runner, her coach and the lasting memory of an improbable race.

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The Hanging

William Sparkman Jr., a census worker, was found hanging from a tree in rural Kentucky. He was naked, hands bound, with the letters “FED” written across his chest. Inside the investigation into how – and why – he died.

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Arianna’s Virtual Candidate

A profile of Michael Huffington.

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His Saving Grace

How Curtis Duffy overcame his parents’ murder-suicide to become one of the nation’s great chefs.