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The Shame of College Sports
Im not hiding, Sonny Vaccaro told a closed hearing at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C., in 2001. We want to put our materials on the bodies of your athletes, and the best way to do…
Length: 57 minutes (14417 words)
On the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, this country is once again focused 24/7 on a single disaster that tore up one field in Pennsylvania, destroyed part of the Pentagon, and took down…
Author: Steve Fraser
Length: 15 minutes (3855 words)
Tweet Science
Twitter is building a machine to convert 140 characters on Barack Obama, Ashton Kutcher, narcissism, the struggle for human freedom, and Starbucks into cash—and quick, before its moment passes. Is this asking too much of even the world’s best technologists?
Author: Joe Hagan
Published: Oct. 2, 2011
Length: 25 minutes (6333 words)
The Turnaround Men
Just after dawn on a cool morning in September 2008, two FBI agents and a police officer walked into the Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas and took the security elevator up to the twenty-third floor,…
Source: www.tnr.com
Length: 34 minutes (8632 words)
On the Ropes With Herman Cain
The Cain campaign bus makes a stop at a rally in Detroit on Oct. 21. As a mat
Author: T. A. Frank
Published: Nov. 6, 2011
Length: 18 minutes (4747 words)
The Rise and Fall of Bitcoin
Illustration: Martin Venezky In November 1, 2008, a man named Satoshi Nakamoto posted a research paper to an obscure cryptography listserv describing his design for a new digital currency that he…
Published: Nov. 23, 2011
Length: 17 minutes (4355 words)
Heroes of the Hot Zone
The three men, all in their 30s, might be any construction workers knocking back Sapporos at a tiny izakaya, or neighborhood bar. Around them is the friendly clutter of any small, working-class…
Length: 5 minutes (1405 words)
The End of Wall Street As They Knew It
(Photo: Howard Schatz. An homage to Robert Longo. Model: Michael Scirrotto; Styling by Nikko Kefalas; Grooming by Danielle Cirilli.) On Wall Street, bonus season is a sacred ritual. It is the annual…
Published: Feb. 5, 2012
Length: 3 minutes (866 words)
Mitt Romney's Dark Knight
Mitt Romney likes to describe himself as an accidental politician. He's a businessman, not a bureaucrat, and the crux of his sales pitch for the Oval Office is that he's the only candidate…
Source: www.gq.com
Length: 15 minutes (3926 words)
In Plain View
In a 2001 book, “Identifying Child Molesters,” the psychologist Carla van Dam tells the story of a young Canadian elementary-school teacher she calls Jeffrey Clay. Clay taught physical education. He…
Published: Sept. 24, 2012
Length: 3 minutes (940 words)
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