Booming: Late Nights With Letterman

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Nonfiction

The Legacy of David Letterman, Icon of the Grizzled Generation

By TOM CARSON

In “Letterman,” Jason Zinoman shows how a Midwestern wiseacre changed late-night television.

Retiring

Declaring War on Financial Abuse of Older People

By ELIZABETH OLSON

After Amy Lecoq’s grandmother had her life savings stolen by a woman who posed as a friend, she became an advocate for stricter protections for older Americans.

Retro Report

The Quest for a Psychiatric Cure

By CLYDE HABERMAN

Scientists have advanced the treatment of psychiatric illnesses from the days of a controversial surgery known as a lobotomy.

A Murder Posted on Facebook Prompts Outrage and Questions Over Responsibility

By MIKE ISAAC AND CHRISTOPHER MELE

The social media network is struggling with its role in policing content on its global platform.

6 Things I Learned About Ulcers

By CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS

Having an ulcer is like being a contestant on a twisted game show called “What to Eat?”

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Time to be Honest About the Fear That’s Getting in Your Way

By CARL RICHARDS

What is stopping you from springing that big, life-changing project or side hustle on the world? Fear, not edits or fonts or lack of an agent.

Your Money Adviser

Medical Debt: You May Not Owe It

By ANN CARRNS

Researchers find that about 60 percent of complaints about medical debt collections fall into categories that suggest the consumers may not owe the money.

Special Section

Why We Think We’re Better Investors Than We Are

By GARY BELSKY

Psychologists weigh in on some of the biases and cognitive errors that help explain why we think we are better at active investing than we really are.

A Word With

After a Half-Century in Music, Clive Davis Is Still in Love

By BEN SISARIO

This executive’s long career is the subject of a new documentary, “Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives.”

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Hotels and Resorts for Romance of All Kinds

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Bruce Langhorne, Guitarist Who Inspired ‘Mr. Tambourine Man,’ Dies at 78

By BILL FRISKICS-WARREN

Mr. Langhorne played on many influential folk-rock albums, most notably Bob Dylan’s landmark “Bringing It All Back Home.”

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