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All-American con man
His many lives: entrepreneur, fraud fighter, pastor, movie actor - and serial swindler. By Roger Parloff, senior editor Second act: Barry Minkow, the former whiz kid behind the ZZZZ Best Ponzi scheme…
Published: Jan. 5, 2012
Length: 32 minutes (8234 words)
A Good Man is Hard to Find
The grandmother didn't want to go to Florida. She wanted to visit some of her connections in east Tennes- see and she was seizing at every chance to change Bailey's mind. Bailey was the son she…
Length: 25 minutes (6464 words)
The Vanishing
What happened to these women?    Photographer: Joe Baran FOR GENERATIONS, the young people of Vanderhoof, British Columbia, have raced through the night down Blackwater Road, their…
Author: Bob Friel
Published: July 1, 2012
Length: 18 minutes (4748 words)
Catch Me If You Can
Robert with his grandmother Norma Jean Williams in Virginia    Photographer: Susan Worsham A BALL OF FIRE with twinkling blue eyes, Robert Arthur Wood Jr. is a four-foot-six, 70-pound…
Author: Dean King
Published: Aug. 1, 2012
Length: 28 minutes (7144 words)
Once a Yankee fan
In 1949 I was 8 years old when Aunt Josephine got the first television set in our Italian family. Her husband, Uncle Ken, was a judge. My father was a gambler. But still, we had a house in the…
Length: 15 minutes (3907 words)
The importance of being Francesa: The man behind the mike
The clip, all of 1 minute 23 seconds in duration, spread across the Internet with the speed and precision of a missile strike. In the 10 weeks after it was first posted on YouTube, it received…
Length: 29 minutes (7358 words)
Whatcha doin’ here, white boy?: How one year at a black college shaped a coach’s life forever
Waiting for competition to resume at a regional track meet in Churubusco, Ind., last spring, the 15-year-old didn’t look much different from other teenagers on coach James Reed’s North…
Length: 26 minutes (6528 words)
Men's Style, Travel, Fitness and Gear
On a hazy, hundred-degree morning three summers ago, during the most difficult time in his life, Cesar Millan drove his silver John Deere Gator high up on a ridge that looks out over his Dog…
Published: Feb. 7, 2013
Length: 23 minutes (5825 words)
Free BBC Documentary on the Early Days of Queen and Freddie Mercury
  Our video pick of the day, from 2011: "Queen: Days of Our Lives" (2 hours) July 22 2013 Tags: video longviews
Hunting white elephants in Manaus
The Arena da Amazônia sits on an elevated concrete plateau, overlooking a vista of car salesrooms, industrial warehouses and idle cement mixers parked in tidy rows. On World Cup gamedays, the…
Length: 14 minutes (3571 words)
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