This Week’s Picks

The Little Rock Nine: 50 Years Later

In 1957, the Little Rock Nine set out to integrate Central High School, and were turned away by the Arkansas National Guard. Seven of them describe that day and its aftermath.
A menagerie of exotic animals has found a haven at Villa Lorena, a refuge that rescues the castoff pets of the country's drug lords. (NYT)
Damon Conrow, 26, believes that the only way to rescue himself from a debilitating drug habit is to spend more time in state prison. (Standard-Examiner)
Welcome to the world of the last traveling U.S. sideshow. Meet a barker who continues to fabricate the backgrounds of the people on display.

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