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Beyond The Breach

A summer in search of saints, sinners and lost souls in the New Orleans that Katrina left behind.

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Slender Man Is Watching

If these girls knew that Slender Man was a fantasy, why did they want to kill their friend for him?

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The Last Voyage Of The Vollmer Twins

A pair of 85-year-old twins from Brooklyn want to sail around the world until they die. And they want you to come along.

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Donald Trump And The White Nationalists

Donald Trump’s nationalist coalition takes shape — for now.

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Why Teenagers Are The Worst

Why would anyone volunteer to down fifteen beers in a row? And what goes for drinking games also goes for hooking up with strangers, jumping from high places into shallow pools and steering a car with your knees. At moments of extreme exasperation, parents may think that there’s something wrong with their teenagers’ brains. Which, according to recent books on adolescence, there is.

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The Meaning Of Selena, 20 Years After Her Death

Twenty years after Selena’s death, devotion to the singer is as powerful as ever. But what does it mean to love Selena?

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We Are Sacrificing The Right To Walk

In Orwellian fashion, Americans have been stripped of the right to walk, challenging their humanity, freedom and health.

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The Shawshank Fugitive: The Crime And Escape

Escaped in 1959. Arrested in 2015. A life in between.

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The Creative Apocalypse That Wasn’t

In the digital economy, it was supposed to be impossible to make money by making art. Instead, creative careers are thriving — but in complicated and unexpected ways.

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A Troll In The Lost City Of The Dead

For decades, museums have sat on droves of Native American bones that aren’t rightfully theirs. Now one online troll is trying to get them back.

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Going Pink: The Suicide Girls Story

“The girls come in all sizes, shapes, and colors — hair colors too: Kool-Aid red, traffic light yellow, neon green, deep purple. Most have piercings; all have tattoos. They call each other babes, and that’s what they are.”

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The Border Town Where Undocumented Immigrants Are Met With Applause

When McAllen, Texas, found itself at the center of America’s “migrant crisis,” it called in reinforcements — a 62-year-old nun with a revolutionary idea.

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Europe's Battle Against Progressive Reform Began Long Before The Greek Crisis

Before Greek’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Europe battered France’s François Mitterrand’s reformist ambitions into a sweeping neoliberal program.

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The Quiet Demise Of The Army’s Plan To Understand Afghanistan And Iraq

In the heyday of counterinsurgency, the United States military’s Human Terrain Teams were a bold idea. In the drone-war era, they became an anachronism.

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The $800 Million Family Selling Art Degrees And False Hopes

Behind the shiny façade is a less than lustrous business: luring starry-eyed art students into taking on massive amounts of debt based on the “revolutionary principle” that anyone can make a career as a professional artist.

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Welcome To A Billionaire’s Cat Island

Three years ago, Oracle founder Larry Ellison bought a Hawaiian Island. He also unwittingly bought the Lana’i Animal Rescue Center and its 400 feral cats.

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The Science Of Love In The 21st Century

Scientists believe they’ve discovered a simple formula for happy relationships. Reader, I tried it.

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What's Killing America's Bees?

Pollinators are vanishing, and a silent spring could become a horrifying reality. So why won’t the EPA do more?

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The War Over The California Oyster

Dubious wilderness, cutthroat business, and human casualties in the war over the fabled Californian Oyster.

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The Con Men Who Swindled The Miami Heat

Two recent cases of the Miami Heat being targeted by con men show that South Florida’s sports franchises aren’t immune to the city’s hustler culture — they’re part of it.

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