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Story Lab: January 16, 2011 - January 22, 2011

Story pick: A growing taste for long form?

Amid a blizzard of Tweets, blurbs, blogs and short takes, Wired's Clive Thompson sees signs of love for, of all things, long-form journalism. It may be wishful thinking from an old magazine hand who has typed his share of multi-thousand-word...

By Steve Hendrix  | January 21, 2011; 8:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Story pick: Sex and life, with footnotes

What a fascinating annotated tour of modern life David Brooks has pulled together for this week's New Yorker. His piece, "The Social Animal," is a delightful exercise that still has me wondering how he phrased his pitch to the...

By Steve Hendrix  | January 20, 2011; 8:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Story pick: If you could save five innocent people by killing one, would you?

I haven't let myself get too enmeshed in quandaries of moral equivalence since my last philosophy class, circa 1994. Maybe that's why I could bear this long look at how West Point cadets are readying themselves for combat by doing...

By Steve Hendrix  | January 19, 2011; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Story pick: Tucson summarized

There's been plenty of fantastic reporting out of Tucson in the last nine days, some of the best by my colleagues here at The Post. But don't miss this sweeping overview by a former Postie, the incomparable David Von...

By Steve Hendrix  | January 18, 2011; 9:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Tell us: The art you love to hate

Is there some big public art project, mural or sculpture in your neighborhood that you'd secretly like to see toppled in the middle of the night? Accidentally nicked by a wayward garbage truck? Flattened by a passing meteor? I'm working...

By Brigid Schulte  | January 18, 2011; 9:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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