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- a chronicle of gambling addiction—about poker, Lolita, and how to lose $18,000 in less than 36 hours
- our profile of a longtime, elite LSD researcher who, after the government banned his studies, reinvented himself through micro-dosing
- our gallery and interview with a photographer who turns her camera on her catcallers
- a revealing essay from a postal worker on the daily trauma our mail carriers endure
- a husband’s poignant and hopeful experience with in-vitro fertilization and its extraordinary highs and lows
The Tournament of Books
Each March, TMN also hosts the Tournament of Books, “the best literary prize in existence,” an event where some of the previous year’s finest novels undergo a four-week, March Madness-style contest, and the winning author is awarded/threatened with a live rooster. You can read more about it over here.
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