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Angel So Fly

An oral history of Aaliyah.

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The Downfall of Dominique Strauss-Kahn

The anatomy of a scandal.

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Teamster Boss

An interview with James “Jimmy” Hoffa, president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters which had recently been described by Attorney General Robert Kennedy as “the most powerful institution in this country—aside from the United States Government itself.”

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The Saga of the Scientific Swindler!

In the 1880’s, a shabbily dressed man popped up in numerous America cities, calling upon local scientists, showing letters of introduction claiming he was a noted geologist or paleontologist, discussing both fields at a staggeringly accomplished level, and then making off with valuable books or cash loans.

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America's Gandhi

A profile of the Time Man of the Year for 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Nollywood: Lights, Camera, Africa

On the evolution of Nigeria’s booming film industry, which produces 50 full-length features a week.

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The Assassination

The story of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, written and published the following week.

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Getting Made The Scorsese Way

An oral history of Goodfellas.

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Madonna Rocks the Land

Scenes from Madonna’s first major tour and an author struggling to explain the 26-year-old’s massive, surging appeal.

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The Interrogation of Detainee 063

A classified Guantánamo Bay interrogation log reveals the techniques used on Mohammed al-Qahtani, the so-called 20th 9/11 hijacker.

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Correcting the Record

The New York Times reveals the deception of 27-year-old reporter Jayson Blair.