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sarah phillips,weekend read
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Just who exactly is Sarah Phillips? An investigation into the mysteriously messy career of a former ESPN columnist suspected of being the Internet's biggest scammer.

[deadspin]

hollywood hacker,weekend read
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In which David Kushner, writing for GQ, delves into the life of Chris Chaney, better known as the Man Who Hacked Hollywood.

[gq]

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In which writer Christopher McDougall sets out to find Micah True, aka "Caballo Blanco," a long-distance runner who went missing after setting out on a 12-mile hike in the Gila National Forest. Spoiler alert: True, who became famous as one of the subjects of the book "Born to Run," died last month.

[outside]

facebook,weekend read
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Esquire columnist Stephen Marche investigates how Facebook and social media have made us more densely networked -- and more lonely -- than ever.

Within this world of instant and absolute communication, unbounded by limits of time or space, we suffer from unprecedented alienation. We have never been more detached from one another, or lonelier. In a world consumed by ever more novel modes of socializing, we have less and less actual society. We live in an accelerating contradiction: the more connected we become, the lonelier we are. We were promised a global village; instead we inhabit the drab cul-de-sacs and endless freeways of a vast suburb of information.

[atlantic]

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