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Marijuana plants grow at a farm near Medellin. Tony Dokoupil's father made hundreds of thousands of dollars smuggling marijuana into the U.S. from Colombia. Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Son Of A Secret Smuggler Digs Up The Truth About His Dad

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In Civilian Snapshot Of Iraq, An Artist Is A 'Corpse Washer'

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'A Small Player' On The Brink Of Self-Destruction

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'Lovesongs' Examines What It Means To Come Home

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A Grand Tradition Of Family Drama In 'Cavendon Hall'

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In 'Storied Life,' Characters Come With A Reading List

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Walter Mosley: To End Race, We Have To Recognize 'White' Doesn't Exist

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'Sleep Donation': A Dark, Futuristic Lullaby For Insomniacs

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'Sous Chef' Reveals The High-Adrenaline Dance Behind Your Dinner

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Akron was once known as the rubber capital of the world. Mark Duncan/AP hide caption

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For Writer, 'The Hard Way' Meant Choosing To Stay In Akron, Ohio

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Teju Cole is also the author of Open City. Teju Cole hide caption

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A Homecoming, Minus The Nostalgia, In Cole's Unsparing 'Thief'

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'New Yorker' Cartoon Editor Explores What Makes Us Get It

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With Sobering Science, Doctor Debunks 12-Step Recovery

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Dalton Conley lives in New York City with his wife and two children. Stephen P. Hudner/Courtesy of Simon and Schuster hide caption

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'Parentology': Bribes, Behavior And The Science Of Raising Kids

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