Chris Smith

director of “100 Foot Wave”

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The Olympics welcomed surfing for the first time this year, but the sport has a centuries-long history, and some are pushing it to new extremes.

Surfing a 100-foot wave in Portugal: See how one man did it in new HBO docuseries

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The college admissions scandal a couple years ago had all the elements of a perfect made-for-TV drama.

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The Fyre Festival was supposed to be a luxurious music festival for elite millennials, held on a private island once owned by Pablo Escobar.

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