Could Conjoined Twins Share a Mind?
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The Trial of the Suicide Doctor
Did Dr. Jack Kevorkian do the right thing when he helped an Alzheimer’s patient end her own life with his homemade “Mercy Machine”? As the issue of medically assisted suicide hits the headlines again, he vows to continue his crusade for “planned death” for the terminally ill. But is he Socrates or Mengele? The author investigates the career of a medical heretic.
The CIA's Secret Sites in Somalia
Nestled in a back corner of Mogadishus Aden Adde International Airport is a sprawling walled compound run by the Central Intelligence Agency. Set on the coast of the Indian Ocean, the facility looks…
Length: 16 minutes (4108 words)
The Diva and Her Demons: Rolling Stone's 2007 Amy Winehouse Cover Story
Photograph by Max Vadukul for…
Published: July 23, 2011
Length: 3 minutes (812 words)
Why do women become sex workers, and why do men go to them?
The womenLet me preface this by saying I grew up in a well-to-do family. I had more opportunity andprivilege than most, but the divorce of myparents in my first year of university ultimately…
The Last Days of Buddy Holly
On the 50th anniversary of his death in a plane crash, friends remember the rock & roll pioneer's final concerts — and musicians salute his lasting influence
What is madness? The case of Harold Shipman
Whether it's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Girl, Interrupted or A Beautiful Mind, why is madness always made so visible, so tangible, so audible? People talk to imaginary companions, they…
Published: Oct. 2, 2011
Length: 16 minutes (4118 words)
Why doesn't Britain make things any more?
Before moving to Yale and becoming a bestselling historian, Paul Kennedy grew up on Tyneside in the 50s and 60s. "A world of great noise and much dirt," is how he remembers it, where the chief…
Published: Nov. 16, 2011
Length: 11 minutes (2790 words)
In the last chapter of her novel A Visit From The Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan imagines a dystopian near future in which toddlers in the year 2020 download music to their ubiquitous "kiddie handsets",…
Published: Nov. 18, 2011
Length: 11 minutes (2751 words)
A Drug That Wakes the Near Dead
An Awakening: A mother describes the surprising effect that the pharmaceutical sleeping drug Ambien has had on her brain-damaged son.
Published: Dec. 1, 2011
Length: 18 minutes (4639 words)
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