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"STRANGER IN THE VILLAGE" by James Baldwin(from Notes of A Native Son, copyright 1955 by Beacon Press) From all available evidence no black man had ever set foot in this tiny Swiss village…
Length: 20 minutes (5201 words)
Shoot the Moon
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Length: 39 minutes (9798 words)
It knows
This spring, the billionaire Eric Schmidt announced that there were only four really significant technology companies: Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google, the company he had until recently been…
Length: 14 minutes (3735 words)
Just Kids
David Foster Wallace in 1996.(Photo: Gary Hannabarger/Corbis) When Jeffrey Eugenides moved to New York, he was 28 years old and things were not looking good. After graduating from Brown in…
Author: Evan Hughes
Published: Oct. 9, 2011
Length: 3 minutes (919 words)
Watch this man
Civilisations going to pieces, Tom Buchanan, the Yale-educated millionaire, abruptly informs Nick Carraway in The Great Gatsby. Ive gotten to be a terrible pessimist about things. Have you read The…
Length: 19 minutes (4933 words)
BuzzFeed, the Ad Model for the Facebook Era?
On a Tuesday in February, Matt Stopera, a 24-year-old senior editor at a website called BuzzFeed, saw something hilarious on Twitter. It was an image from the archives of Sports Illustrated, circa…
Published: March 22, 2012
Length: 13 minutes (3292 words)
The Struggle for Justice and a Place to Call Home
After losing her Florida home to foreclosure in 2009, Sheila Ramos has made a home for her family on a patch of rural land on Hawaii's Big Island. (Paul Kiel/ProPublica) Note: This story is not…
Author: Paul Kiel
Published: April 10, 2012
Length: 72 minutes (18104 words)
The Loves of Lena Dunham
Mark Seliger/HBO Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath in Girls There are many reasons to love Lena Dunham’s HBO television show Girls, and some of them have nothing to do with sex, but I’m…
Author: Elaine Blair
Published: June 7, 2012
Length: 14 minutes (3742 words)
Finding Oscar: Massacre, Memory and Justice in Guatemala
Chapter 1: 'You Don't Know Me' The call from Guatemala put Oscar on edge. Prosecutors came looking for you, relatives in his rural hometown told him. Big shots from Guatemala City. They want to talk…
Published: May 25, 2012
Length: 41 minutes (10404 words)
American Pain: The Largest U.S. Pill Mill's Rise and Fall
Christopher George and his twin brother Jeffrey opened their first pain clinic in a strip mall on the outskirts of Fort Lauderdale in 2008. There were a couple of rooms and a handful of doctors. No…
Published: June 6, 2012
Length: 16 minutes (4127 words)
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