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I Remember Arthur

A writer examines his own depression and suicidal ideation after losing an enigmatic friend and a deeply personal book draft.

Unknown Costs

Forty-three million Americans need substance addiction treatment, but only a tiny fraction receive it. We know why.

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Who’s Afraid of Lorne Michaels?

Very rarely can we see an entire system reflected in one person. The creator and executive producer of “Saturday Night Live” is such a person.

Taken and Told

A filmmaker was producing a documentary series on the Iran hostage crisis. Then her father went missing overseas.

Ron’s Place

A man’s death revealed his secret masterpiece—his rented home, illegally transformed into a classical villa. What happened next questions how we define art.


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