Below, our favorite stories of the week. Kindle users, you can also get them as a Readlist.
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David Carr | The New York Times | 2008 | 32 minutes (8,005 words)
Brooke Jarvis | California Sunday | Feb. 12, 2015 | 23 minutes (5,903 words)
Hugo Lucitante was 10 years old when his Amazon tribe sent him to Seattle to live with a 22-year-old college student. The tribe hoped that he would return to them with a Western education and the knowledge to help guide his people through a changing world.
Marilynne Robinson | The New York Review of Books | February 2015 | 10 minutes (2,692 words)
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Marilynne Robinson on the unknowability of Poe and his work, and the difficulty in interpreting Poe’s unusual and only novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, which, among other things, is considered to be one of the inspirations for Moby Dick.
Eve Fairbanks | The New Republic | Feb. 5, 2015 | 23 minutes (5,900 words)
Uruguay’s José Mujica was every liberal’s dream president. But was he too good to be true?
Mike Fish | ESPN | Feb. 12, 2015 | 18 minutes (4,612 words)
Billy Walters, who is arguably the most successful sports gambler ever, has been able to build an empire over four decades and outrun investigators—so far.