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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)
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)
Can Technology Save Breakfast?
What do foodies want? It’s not hard to answer, at least not for right-minded ones: locally raised food grown organically, completely unprocessed, delivered by hand or mule-driven cart. As the…
Length: 32 minutes (8135 words)
The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race
Jared Diamond, "The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race," Discover Magazine , May 1987, pp. 64-66. By Jared Diamond University of California at Los Angeles Medical School To science we…
Length: 11 minutes (2799 words)
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