this is volume 56
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At Uber, A New CEO Shifts Gears
Dara Khosrowshahi is charged with turning the scandal-plagued startup into a traditional company - without sacrificing what made it successful. When he applied to become CEO, Barry Diller warned him, "That's a very dangerous place."
  41 Minutes - by David Hill for The New Yorker

Last Man Standing
A profile of Jim Mattis, the defense secretary once dismissed as a warmonger during the Obama presidency, who now holds one of the largest and longest-serving voices in the current administration.
  37 Minutes - by Robert F. Worth for The New York Times

The Immortal Horizon
The story of the Barkley Marathons. A 100-mile race with "a cumulative elevation gain that's twice the height of Everest." 
  13 Minutes - by Andrew Gruttadaro for The Believer 

Retro, 1992: Playboy Interviews Michael Jordan
"You like to play golf, but there’s no sport with a richer history of exclusion. Do you think that has irritated some in the black community, that you play at exclusive clubs in spite of their policies?"
  25 Minutes - by Taffy Brodesser-Akner for GQ

Twilight of the Bomb
One of the last surviving Manhattan Project scientists returns to the crater of the first nuclear bomb on its 70th birthday.
 
25 Minutes - by Brian Merchant for Motherboard

How Nashville Became One Big Bachelorette Party
Over the last decade, Nashville has become one of the nation’s leading non-Vegas bachelorette party destinations. The bachelorettes are a vivid symbol of the city’s rapid gentrification — and the pitfalls of a new, “experience”-driven brand of tourism.
  34 Minutes - by Anne Helen Petersen for Buzzfeed

HQ: Inside the Game Show App Phenomenon
In just a few months, host Scott Rogowsky has led millions to tune in each day – but amid controversy, can the wildly popular app find its footing?
  15 Minutes - by Molly Fitzpatrick for Rolling Stone Magazine

The Curious Case of Sidd Finch
A profile of a previously unknown rookie pitcher for the Mets who dropped out of Harvard, made a spiritual quest to Tibet, and somewhere along the line figured out how to throw a baseball much, much faster than anyone else on Earth.
  25 Minutes - by George Plimpton for Sport Illustrated
 
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