Did Somebody Say Cocaine Treasure Hunt?

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Searching for thirty-two kilos of coke buried in Culebra almost thirty years ago.

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Outpunking the Punks by Kelefa T. Sanneh

How hardcore conquered New York

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Eddie Huang’s Hoop Dreams by Jiayang Fan

Jiayang Fan plays basketball with the chef whose memoir, “Fresh Off The Boat,” has been adapted into a new sitcom on ABC.

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The Legend of Panther Girl by Jeff Maysh

Wrestler Ann Casey’s life is the stuff of pulp dreams. She escaped poverty, broke cultural barriers, kissed Elvis, was shot by drug dealers, and came back to win The Belt.

Illustration by Benjamin Marra

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Cheerleaders For Christ by Jia Tolentino

Clear drinks, full uniform, can’t lose.

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Who Exactly Was J. Walter Negro? by John Seroff

The story behind a 1981 single that had the potential to change the history of music… but didn’t.

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The Rise and Fall of John DeLorean by Suzanne Snider

By 1999 John DeLorean was bankrupt and swimming in $85 million debt, but he still hoped that his namesake De Lorean car would eventually come back into style. The thought wasn’t entirely absurd – Volkswagen was enjoying phenomenal success with its ‘new’ Beetle and the retro-styled PT Cruiser was a hit for Chrysler. Then again the De Lorean Motor Company’s signature car, the DMC-12, only had a ten to 11-month run of less than 9,000 cars. In other words, the 1982 De Lorean car was retro by 1983. By 1985 the De Lorean was a joke in Back to the Future, so dated it made for a perfect time machine.

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Dave Chappelle Is Back (This Time We’re 100% Sure It’s Maybe Totally for Real) by Mark Anthony Green

In his first in-depth interview in close to a decade, Dave Chappelle talks about his self-imposed exile, Donald Sterling, and what’s he’s really going to do now that he’s back.

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The Alaska of Giants and Gods by Dave Eggers

“The Lower Forty-eight was full of cowards and thieves and it was time for mountains and people of truth and courage.”

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Crystal Ball by Andrew Marantz

Meet Shingy, AOL’s “Digital Prophet.” AOL pays Shingy a six-figure salary for “watching the future take shape across the vast online landscape.”

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NCIS: Provence: The Van Gogh Mystery by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith

For many decades, suicide was the unquestioned final chapter of Vincent van Gogh’s legend. But in their 2011 book, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographers Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith offered a far more plausible scenario—that Van Gogh was killed—only to find themselves under attack. Now, with the help of a leading forensic expert, the authors take their case a step further.

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The Man Who Got America High by Jeff Maysh

He chartered the Rolling Stones and Grateful Dead in private jets, while smuggling planeloads of Pablo Escobar’s drugs on the side. After disappearing for decades, Alfred Dellentash Jr. finally shares his unbelievable life story—for the very first time.

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