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How the Potato Changed the World

A short but comprehensive history of solanum tuberosa.

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The Mysterious Columba Bush

When Jeb Bush married his wife, it was the bravest thing he’d ever done. Her role in his life is still a mystery.

Hanna Rosin | The Atlantic | Jul 2015
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The Battle for the BBC

The broadcasting behemoth is up for a charter renewal in the United Kingdom, and it’s exposing every crack in the organization.

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The Hard Truths of Ta-Nehisi Coates

On the modern era’s answer to James Baldwin.

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Why Can’t We Stop Cholera in Haiti?

For a time, NGOs thought they’d eradicated the disease. But now it’s back.

Rose George | Mosaic | Jul 2015
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Eric Holder, Wall Street Double Agent, Comes in From the Cold

The murky legacy of the former Attorney General.

Matt Taibbi | Rolling Stone | Jul 2015
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The Really Big One

A giant earthquake is coming to the Northwest. Unfortunately, no one knows when.

Kathryn Schulz | New Yorker | Jul 2015
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This Doctor Knows Exactly How You Feel

On mirror-touch synethesia, the power (or curse) of knowing exactly how others feel.

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The Rise and Fall of a Super Freak

The story of Rick James.

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"That's What Happened Between Me and Clark"

Loretta Young, Clark Gable and the truth behind one of old Hollywood’s greatest scandals.

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An Opportunity Gamed Away

A casino failed to save Tunica, Mississippi.

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The Hunt for El Chapo

How the world’s most notorious drug lord was captured.

Previously: Patrick Radden Keefe on the Longform Podcast.

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Never Mainline

On Keith Richards’ autobiography.

There’s some very sensible advice on how to take drugs, too.
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The Invisible Man

To date, more than 500 people have been killed by police in America. This is the story of one, Charly Keunang.

Jeff Sharlet | GQ | Jul 2015
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The Forgotten Village

Revisiting California’s grape vines more than 70 years after the publication of The Grapes of Wrath.

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Serena Williams: The Great One

The best women’s tennis player of all-time opens up.

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Federer as Religious Experience

On the joys of watching the winningest tennis player of all time play live at Wimbledon.

David Foster Wallace | Play | Aug 2006
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Eff Scott

On what’s in a name.

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What Happened in Room 102

The case of Richard Glossip, whose failed Supreme Court challenge of execution methods now leaves him waiting for death. But he still insists he’s innocent.

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Weekend with Bernie

He may not be the surest bet for the Presidency, but Bernie Sanders might be the most interesting candidate in the race.

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