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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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Charlie Hebdo’s Multi-Million-Dollar Pile of Tragedy Money

A global outpouring of generosity after the massacre in January has left the satirical magazine rich. Its leftist staffers have conflicted feelings about that.

Roger Cohen | Vanity Fair | Jul 2015
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The Mixed-Up Brothers of Bogotá

Two pairs of identical twins mismatched in a hospital happen upon each other in their twenties.

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The Millionaire Who Rescues Migrants at Sea

Christopher Catambrone wants to help illegal migrants who try to cross the Mediterranean in ill-equipped, unsafe boats. But it’s hard to do alone.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Stick Shift"

A girl’s interaction before her Coming Out dance.

“I had no idea about myself, whether I was pretty or different or what. That I had not yet attracted a boyfriend was a failure that weighed on my mind. If I was pretty, I figured, I would have one already. But if I was different, a fresh idea for me, that would explain the problem, for I thought that boys didn’t like girls who weren’t the same as every other girl they knew. I didn’t play varsity sports and look like it, and I wasn’t fey, I didn’t play an instrument or go in for the arts. I was smart, though. “Boys are intimidated by your intellect,” my married sister once told me, meaning it as a compliment. But I didn’t act nearly as smart as I was, so I couldn’t believe that was true.”

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The Lost Girls

The Runaways, their manager Kim Fowley, and the rape of the band’s bassist, long kept a secret.

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Make It Reign

Spins from the DJs at Atlanta’s seminal Magic City strip club can turn nobodies into hip-hop stars.

Devin Friedman | GQ | Jul 2015
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Spike Nation

What it’s like to be a first responder amid the rise of synthetic marijuana.

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The Mob's IT Department

Two successful tech geeks slip into organized crime.

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Meet the Flintstones

A couple tries to give away their house in Flint, Michigan – but no one wants to live there anymore.

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Her Own Best Disputant

An early profile of Diane Keaton.

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