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By Tom Matthews The movie for that Saturday afternoon was 1967’s Journey to the Center of Time, a leaden hunk of sci-fi schlock. The show was WISN’s “Shock Theater,”…
PUBLISHED: June 20, 2014
LENGTH: 13 minutes (3280 words)

Forbes - April 2010 - Glenn Beck

By Lacey Rose Glenn Beck Five and a half hours before showtime Glenn Beck still isn’t quite sure how he’ll provide tonight’s entertainment, “The Future of…
PUBLISHED: June 20, 2014
LENGTH: 9 minutes (2457 words)

Vanity Fair - June 2014 - Monica Lewinsky

By Monica Lewinsky How does it feel to be America’s premier blow-job queen?” It was early 2001. I was sitting on the stage of New York’s Cooper Union in the middle of taping a…
PUBLISHED: June 20, 2014
LENGTH: 7 minutes (1814 words)

The VA's troubled history

(CNN) -- Scandal, controversy and veterans care in the United States have gone hand-in-hand for virtually as long as there's been a republic. After the Revolutionary War, for instance, payments…
PUBLISHED: May 30, 2014
LENGTH: 9 minutes (2251 words)

The Rise And Fall Of Chuck Blazer, The Man Who Built — And Bilked — American Soccer

Vladimir Rys/Bongarts / Getty Images In the middle of 1989, suburban soccer dad Chuck Blazer had just lost his job, had no income, and was struggling with debt.But he did have a few things going for…
LENGTH: 31 minutes (7862 words)

Woman at the Top of the Masthead

Jill Abramson (right) after hearing that the New York Times had won four Pulitzer Prizes on April 15, 2013. Photo by Ruth Fremson/Reuters “Every executive editor stands on the shoulders of…
LENGTH: 7 minutes (1914 words)

How Heisman Trophy winners have stored their hardware

Written by Kent Babb E-mail the writer They have lived above fireplaces and in closets, under custom-designed lights and under garbage, polished by caretakers with soft brushes and dropped by drunks.…
AUTHOR:Kent Babb
PUBLISHED: Dec. 9, 2013
LENGTH: 9 minutes (2454 words)

The AIDS Granny In Exile

The enormous brick fortress in West Harlem was built in the mid-1970s as a visionary housing project, a new model for an affordable, self-contained urban community. Today, on a balmy September…
PUBLISHED: Dec. 1, 2013
LENGTH: 20 minutes (5209 words)

The Arab Sunset

Since their modern formation in the mid-twentieth century, Saudi Arabia and the five smaller Gulf monarchies -- Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) -- have been…
PUBLISHED: Oct. 15, 2013
LENGTH: 11 minutes (2800 words)