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There are a thousand ways to buy weed in New York City, but the Green Angels devised a novel strategy for standing out: They hired models to be their dealers. In the eight years since the group was founded—by a blonde, blue-eyed Mormon ex-model—they’ve never been busted, and the business has grown into a multimillion-dollar operation.

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heroin longformWhat does it take for heroin to grab hold in the small, remote towns of America?

Consider the case of Laramie, Wyoming. Five years ago, it had no heroin problem whatsoever. Now there's a bustling trade. How does this happen? How does heroin become a business? Well, like any business, it starts with one man and an entrepreneurial dream.

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A very insightful longform story about the life of Buzz Aldrin then and now as told in part by Buzz himself.

We must admit it would be difficult to live life being known as the second man to walk on the moon.

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In the summer, a short 32-year-old man with long sideburns and the docile face of an overgrown infant became the most famous man in America. It happened, as these things do, after an unpredictable turn of events that can never be replicated.

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Cupertino is where Apple is. Palo Alto is where Facebook is. Mountain View is where Google is. Geographically speaking, then, Y Combinator, let's call it YC, is in Googletown, a flat suburban place dotted with low bungalows and bathed almost always in sunlight.

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List of Best Longform Stories & Articles (Crime & Culture) - 2014: It's not hard to make a list of things that could easily have derailed Zach Galifianakis's world-changing "Between Two Ferns" interview with President Obama. The entire premise, for starters.

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When the economy goes to pot, we the people place our faith in one indisputably sexy commodity. It's the lone bright spot on Wall Street and a rallying cry for the riotous right.

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You'd think it would be hard to go broke on $1.1 million a year, which is what the average NFL player pulls down. The trouble is, the average NFL player retires in three-and-a-half years, and most blow through their retirement savings in less than ten. Which is why there's now an MBA program with one goal: to take these men from signing contracts to writing them

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A Longform Stories Top 10: We've heard the rumors almost since the moment he walked off the set of his legendary Comedy Central show in 2005 at the height of its popularity and disappeared: Dave Chappelle was re-emerging. Going on tour. Getting a new TV show. But this summer, something happened. Ten shows at Radio City, all sold out in hours, all brilliant. 

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It's hard for Ted Cruz to be humble. Part of the challenge stems from his résumé, which the Texas senator wears like a sandwich board. There's the Princeton class ring that's always on his right hand and the crimson gown that, as a graduate of Harvard Law School, he donned when called upon to give a commencement speech earlier this year

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