Timothy Maddocks

Timothy Maddocks contributes to Longform.

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May 17 2014 7:00 AMThe Funny PapersThe Longform guide to comic strips and their creators.
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Feb. 8 2014 7:02 AMIt’s Been a Long Lonely, Lonely, Lonely, Lonely TimeLongform goes inside the lives of outsiders.
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Dec. 7 2013 7:15 AMStories That Will Make Your Skin CrawlThe Longform guide to our largest organ.
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Nov. 2 2013 7:30 AMThe Longform Guide to Criminal InformantsGreat stories about people who've infiltrated the Hell's Angels, the Crips, and terror cells.
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March 29 2014 7:24 AMThat’s BullThe Longform guide to bullfighting and bull riding.
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Jan. 18 2014 7:00 AMAdderall, Ambien, and the “Boner King”The Longform guide to making, taking, and selling pills.
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Nov. 23 2013 6:30 AMThe Longform Guide to ThanksgivingWild turkeys, crazy relatives, and beloved rituals.

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Florida State’s New President Is Underqualified and Mistrusted. He Just Might Save the University.

  News & Politics
Politics
Sept. 30 2014 9:33 PM Political Theater With a Purpose Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
  Business
Moneybox
Sept. 30 2014 7:02 PM At Long Last, eBay Sets PayPal Free
  Life
Gaming
Sept. 30 2014 7:35 PM Who Owns Scrabble’s Word List? Hasbro says the list of playable words belongs to the company. Players beg to differ.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 30 2014 3:21 PM Meet Jordan Weissmann Five questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 30 2014 8:54 PM Bette Davis Talks Gender Roles in a Delightful, Animated Interview From 1963
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 7:00 PM There’s Going to Be a Live-Action Tetris Movie for Some Reason
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 30 2014 11:51 PM Should You Freeze Your Eggs? An egg freezing party is not a great place to find answers to this or other questions.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.