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The Machiavelli of Maryland

Edward Luttwak is a military strategist, a classical scholar, a cattle rancher, and an adviser to presidents, prime ministers, and the Dalai Lama.

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The Secret History of One Hundred Years of Solitude

The origin story of Gabriel García Márquez’s classic.

Paul Elie | Vanity Fair | Dec 2015
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When I Die

A doctor who helped pioneer Oregon’s Death With Dignity law receives his own terminal diagnosis.

Brooke Jarvis | Harper’s | Dec 2015
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Starts—They're Just Like Us

On the appeal of astrology.

n+1 | Dec 2015
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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Anima"

A young woman’s fears and observations, both past and present.

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The Wayfarer

A wandering long-distance canoeist goes missing.

Ben McGrath | New Yorker | Dec 2015
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The Divorce Colony

If you wanted a divorce in the late 1800s, you had to move to South Dakota. Even if you were the niece of John Jacob Astor III.

April White | The Atavist | Dec 2015
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Ronda Rousey Says She's Down But Not Out

A profile of the UFC fighter after her first loss.

Ramona Shelburne | ESPNw | Dec 2015
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Encounter With the Infinite

In search of Ramanujan in India.

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This Australian Says He and His Dead Friend Invented Bitcoin

Uncovering the true identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin.

Sam Biddle | Gizmodo | Nov 2015
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Travis the Menace

The life story of Travis the chimp and the family of tow truck operators who raised him like a human child before it all ended in tragedy.

Dan P. Lee | New York | Jan 2011
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Rebel Without a Pause

A profile of Killer Mike, the self-described “gangsta rap suburban father” whose speech about Ferguson went viral last fall.

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Trudeau's Canada, Again

A profile of new Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau.

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There Will Be Blood

When your job is making it seem like body decompositions, suicides, and murders never happened.

Andy Mannix | MinnPost | Dec 2015
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The Narco-Terror Trap

The DEA warns that drugs are funding terror. But is the agency is stopping threats or staging them?

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There Once Was a Girl

On the false narratives of anorexia.

Katy Waldman | Slate | Dec 2015
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Rotten Ice

Traveling by dogsled in the melting Arctic.

Gretel Ehrlich | Harper’s | Apr 2015
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Dolls and Feelings

A profile of Transparent creator Jill Soloway.

Ariel Levy | New Yorker | Dec 2015
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A Survivor's Life

Her 4th day of college was a mass shooting. Here is what life is like afterward.

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Rick Dyer’s Believe It or Not!

On tour with a man who has claimed to kill Bigfoot three different times.

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