New York Times: Editors' Choice - Season 2010

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  • Women Who Work: Struggling to Provide
    12/26/10
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    The Times's Adam B. Ellick examines the rise of lower-class women working service jobs in Pakistan -- despite backlash from male relatives. It's economic desperation vs. religious traditions.
  • Escape From the Deepwater Horizon
    12/25/10
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    Caleb Holloway survived the fatal blowout and oil spill. Using 3-D animation, and newly uncovered images, The New York Times reconstructs his escape from the burning oil rig.
  • Youth in Ju--rez
    Youth in Ju--rez
    Episode 12.09.10
    12/9/10
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    Children from the poorest sections of Ju--rez are often caught up in the city's violent drug trade.
  • Critics' Picks: 'Top Hat'
    Critics' Picks: 'Top Hat'
    Episode 12.06.10
    12/6/10
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    A. O. Scott looks back at the classic Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers musical.
  • Cleaning Up 'The Deuce'
    Cleaning Up 'The Deuce'
    Episode 12.03.10
    12/3/10
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    After 30 years of redevelopment, Times Square has cleaner streets, new office buildings and renovated landmark theaters, but many landmarks remain.
  • The Price of a Smile
    The Price of a Smile
    Episode 11.22.10
    11/22/10
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    Dentist and orthodontists have embraced a new technology in dental radiology. But some experts are concerned about excessive radiation exposure among younger patients.
  • Fast Times at Woodside High
    Fast Times at Woodside High
    Episode 11.20.10
    11/20/10
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    A shift is taking place at the intersection of education and technology.
  • The Animators of Life
    The Animators of Life
    Episode 11.15.10
    11/15/10
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    Building on decades of research and mountains of data, scientists and animators are now recreating in vivid and sometimes jaw-dropping detail the complex inner machinery of living cells.
  • School, Interrupted
    School, Interrupted
    Episode 11.14.10
    11/14/10
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    The Coll--ge Classique F--minin is widely considered to be one of the best schools for Haiti's struggling middle class. Now, just as it starts a new school year, CCF is in jeopardy of closing.
  • Lost Generation in Swat Valley
    11/12/10
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    The Pakistani government has yet to rebuild any of the 159 fully destroyed schools that were bombed by the Taliban. As a result, students are furious.
  • Troubles on Russia's Lake Baikal
    11/8/10
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    Workers at an ailing paper mill in Siberia are clinging to their jobs in the face of financial pressure and criticism from environmentalists.
  • Burning Desperation
    Burning Desperation
    Episode 11.07.10
    11/7/10
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    Self-immolation has become a common form of suicide for Afghan women. Photographer Lynsey Addario speaks with women who survived their suicide attempts.
  • A House Divided Over Immigration
    10/31/10
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    S.B. 1070, the controversial Arizona law that requires strict anti-immigration measures, has divided the Sotelo family into supporters and opponents.
  • Becoming Han Solo
    Becoming Han Solo
    Episode 10.29.10
    10/29/10
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    In Brooklyn, New York, a nearly paralyzed boy, who cannot talk, uses an iPad to tell his mother what he wants to be for Halloween.
  • Security in a Lawless Congo
    Security in a Lawless Congo
    Episode 10.03.10
    10/3/10
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    In late July, hundreds of armed men gang-raped at least 200 women in Luvungi -- an embarrassment for United Nations peacekeepers who seem to be failing at their most basic task: protecting civilians.
  • Treating Brooklyn
    Treating Brooklyn
    Episode 10.01.10
    10/1/10
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    Across the United States, emergency rooms are busier than ever. One of the busiest is Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn.
  • Op-Ed at 40: Four Decades of Art
    9/25/10
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    A short history of Op-Ed illustration, featuring interviews with art directors and illustrators and a detailed look at some of the work that has appeared in the paper and the Web site.
  • Madonna -- Finally, a Real Feminist
    9/24/10
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    For Op-Ed's 40th anniversary, author and professor Camille Paglia recounts the story behind her 1990 Op-Ed about feminism, Madonna, and the music video "Justify My Love."
  • You Better Watch Out
    You Better Watch Out
    Episode 09.22.10
    9/22/10
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    For Op-Ed's 40th anniversary, Harvey Fierstein recounted the story of his Op-Ed musings on Santa's sexual orientation and his appearance in Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.
  • Medicating Children
    Medicating Children
    Episode 09.01.10
    9/1/10
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    Tens of thousands of preschoolers are being prescribed powerful anti-psychotic drugs for aggressive behavior problems, but some psychiatrists say that pills are a simple solution to a complex problem.
  • A 5-Year Journey to Unknown Grave 5061
    8/30/10
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    Thousands of Iraqis travel each year to view pictures of their dead relatives at the morgue in Baghdad.
  • A Fight for a Mountaintop
    A Fight for a Mountaintop
    Episode 08.14.10
    8/14/10
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    As mountaintop removal mining has become increasingly controversial across Appalachia, the debate over the fate of Coal River Mountain has become something of a symbolic line in the sand.
  • Streetscapes | Colonnade Row
    Streetscapes | Colonnade Row
    Episode 08.05.10
    8/5/10
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    Old-fashioned curiosity and online sleuthing gets to the bottom of a trove of magnificent moss-covered marble in a New Jersey wild.
  • Soldiers in Crisis
    Soldiers in Crisis
    Episode 07.30.10
    7/30/10
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    A call comes in to the Veterans Administration suicide prevention hotline center in Canandaigua, N.Y.
  • History at 500 Yards
    History at 500 Yards
    Episode 07.29.10
    7/29/10
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    The Appleseed Project is dedicated to teaching every American how to fire a bullet through a man-sized target from up to five hundred yards.
  • Russia's YouTube Whistle-Blower
    7/27/10
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    A police officer in Russia uses the Internet to challenge the country's leaders to address rampant corruption.
  • What's Killing the Sea Turtles?
    7/14/10
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    A massive investigation is under way to find out what killed hundreds of endangered sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico in the weeks after the BP oil spill.
  • The Art of Opening a Clam
    The Art of Opening a Clam
    Episode 07.13.10
    7/13/10
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    Randazzo's Clam Bar in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, has been in Paul Randazzo's family for four generations.
  • An American at the Bolshoi
    An American at the Bolshoi
    Episode 05.31.10
    5/31/10
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    A 15-year-old girl from Texas moves to Moscow to train at the Bolshoi Academy, which has long produced many of the world's ballet greats. Her dream is to dance with the Bolshoi Ballet company.
  • Critics' Picks: 'Monsoon Wedding'
    5/31/10
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    As wedding season begins, A. O. Scott reviews Mira Nair's 2001 film.
  • A Life of Determination and Dependence
    4/30/10
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    Dayniah Manderson, a young Jamaican immigrant, struggles to achieve her goals despite a debilitating spinal disease.
  • City of Endangered Languages
    City of Endangered Languages
    Episode 04.28.10
    4/28/10
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    New York has long been a city of immigrants, but linguists now consider it a laboratory for studying and preserving languages in rapid decline elsewhere in the world.
  • Homeless in a Boom State
    Homeless in a Boom State
    Episode 04.20.10
    4/20/10
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    Thousands of job seekers from around the country are moving to North Dakota to work in the booming oil fields. But many soon discover there's nowhere to live.
  • The Inches That Matter
    The Inches That Matter
    Episode 04.19.10
    4/19/10
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    C. J. Chivers reports from Marja, Afghanistan, where Marines face stiff resistance from Taliban fighters, including a rarity, a trained marksman.
  • Why I Joined the Tea Party
    Why I Joined the Tea Party
    Episode 03.27.10
    3/27/10
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    Many of the Tea Party movement's leaders were jolted into action by economic dislocation, like a job loss or the housing downturn. Diana Reimer is one example.
  • Fresh Air for Myanmar's Music
    3/25/10
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    Young people in Myanmar dance to musician Thxa Soe's different beat. His western-style electronica is tolerated, and even enjoyed, by the government of the authoritarian state formerly known as Burma.
  • Surfing's New Wave of Aerialists
    3/12/10
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    Competitive surfing is undergoing a major change as a new breed of young surfers introduce amazing aerial tricks that have only been recognized in recent years.
  • The Mother Figure of Morne Lazarre
    3/6/10
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    Rea Dol leads an effort to feed and care for the people of Morne Lazarre, a poor neighborhood in Port-au-Prince.
  • Securing the Peace in Liberia
    3/5/10
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    Women of the United Nations police and peacekeeping forces that entered Liberia after the civil war have inspired a new generation of Liberian women to don uniforms.
  • The Lost Children of Haiti
    The Lost Children of Haiti
    Episode 02.25.10
    2/25/10
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    Even before the earthquake, one option for Port-au-Prince's homeless children was Restavek, an underground system that some call foster care, and others call child slavery. Now their numbers swell.
  • Last Chances, First Responses
    2/22/10
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    What happens when a new science delivers on its promise? As terminal cancer patients begin to respond to an experimental drug, new hopes and challenges emerge. The second in a series.
  • Skiing Downhill With Lindsey Vonn
    2/4/10
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    Lindsey Vonn, the gold medal favorite in alpine skiing in Vancouver, hit the slopes with the reporter Bill Pennington to discuss speed, crashing and recovery.
  • Congo's Forgotten War
    Congo's Forgotten War
    Episode 01.30.10
    1/30/10
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    The war unfolding in eastern Congo has claimed perhaps 30 times as many lives as the Haiti earthquake, but this crisis generates little international response, reports Nicholas D. Kristof.
  • Hidden Danger
    Hidden Danger
    Episode 01.23.10
    1/23/10
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    Radiation accidents like those that injured Scott Jerome-Parks and Alexandra Jn-Charles don't have to be made public under New York state law, leaving many unaware of treatment risks.