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Week of Apr 20, 2015
Poisoning the Planet
by Giles Clarke | Text by Michael Stahl
The waterway linking Gulf Coast oil with the refineries of Baton Rouge has brought great prosperity to Louisiana. But the people living in “Cancer Alley” have a different story to tell.
The Underground Inferno that Created a Ghost Town
by Anthony Taille
Fifty years ago, this prosperous Pennsylvania coal town was ripped apart by a devastating subterranean mine fire. Today, the flames still burn in Centralia.
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When the Long Island Coliseum Falls
by Nicholas Hirshon
On the eve of the New York Islanders’ departure for the hated big city, one super-fan looks back fondly at a hockey arena that doubled as a point of pride for NYC’s much-mocked suburbs.
Week of Apr 13, 2015
From Tiny Churches, the Loudest Prayers
by Dave Jordano
Far from the grandeur of glitzy cathedrals, the storefront houses of worship dotting Chicago’s South and West Sides build a sense of spirit that resonates far beyond their modest walls.
The Daredevil Evangelist Who Fell From the Heavens
by Gaar Adams
A self-taught escape artist from small-town Wisconsin delivers death-defying skydives that double as warnings against humanity’s cavalier path toward hell.
Beating and Bleeding for Christ
by Andrea de Franciscis | Text by Maria Tavernini
Defying objections from church and state alike, the men of one small Italian village carry on an 800-year-old tradition, one vicious self-inflicted wound at a time.
Where Sunday Mass is in Mohawk
by Garan Santicola
Five hundred years after Christianity came to America, thousands of Native American worshippers seamlessly blend ancient traditions with Catholic rites—and even earn a little respect from Rome.
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