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How Janelle Monáe Found Her Voice

A profile of the pop star.

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The King of Oontz Oontz Oontz

A week with DJ Avicii.

Jessica Pressler | GQ | Apr 2013
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‘My Dearest Fidel’: An ABC Journalist’s Secret Liaison With Fidel Castro

The untold story of how Lisa Howard’s intimate diplomacy with Cuba’s revolutionary leader changed the course of the Cold War.

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Mt. Gox and the Surprising Redemption of Bitcoin’s Biggest Villain

Mark Karpelès ran the largest Bitcoin exchange in the world until a heist made it insolvent, ultimately landing him in solitary confinement in Japanese prison.

Jen Wieczner | Fortune | Apr 2018
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Improbable Cause

One mysterious death, then another, and another — all in the same house. The first two written off as a tragic coincidence, until the third shattered doubts.

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Dry, the Beloved Country

A dispatch from Cape Town, where surprising things can happen when it feels like the world is about to end.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Dropping Dimes"

A basketball player cares for his addicted sister.

Chloe N. Clark | BULL | Apr 2018
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Palantir Knows Everything About You

“All human relations are a matter of record, ready to be revealed by a clever algorithm. Everyone is a spidergram now.”

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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.

David Grann | New Yorker | Aug 2008
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Who Killed Tolstoy?

A trip to the International Tolstoy Conference to investigate an unsolved murder.

Elif Batuman | Granta | Apr 2018
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Style Is an Algorithm

On the future of personal taste.

Kyle Chayka | Racked | Apr 2018
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The Delay

After an 11-year-old Navajo girl was kidnapped, her family and friends sprang into action to find her. Why did it take so long for law enforcement to join them?

Rachel Monroe | Esquire | Apr 2018
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Billion-Dollar Blessings

How Jerry Falwell Jr. transformed Liberty University, one of the religious right’s most powerful institutions, into a wildly lucrative online empire.

Alec MacGillis | ProPublica | Apr 2018
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Barbara's Backlash

A profile of then-First Lady Barbara Bush, published just before the 1992 presidential election. The lede: “Even Barbara Bush’s stepmother is afraid of her.”

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The Secret Story of Corruption Behind Meek Mill’s Incarceration

A look at the rapper’s decade-plus ordeal.

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‘They Eat Money’

How Mandela’s political heirs grow rich off corruption.

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The Murder that Shook Iceland

How the killing of a 20-year-old woman upended a nation’s sense of itself.

Xan Rice | The Guardian | Apr 2018
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The Young and the Reckless

A gang of teen hackers snatched the keys to Microsoft’s videogame empire. Then they went too far.

Brendan I. Koerner | Wired | Apr 2018
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A Most American Terrorist: The Making of Dylann Roof

“I decided that if he would not tell us his story, then I would.”

Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah | GQ | Aug 2017
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The Maraschino Mogul’s Secret Life

First the red bees arrived. Then a Red Hook cherry factory’s true purpose came to light.

Ian Frazier | New Yorker | Apr 2018
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