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Apple Chiefs Discuss Strategy, Market Share—and the New IPhones

Photographs by Adam Amengual Apple’s doomed. Photograph by Adam Amengual for Bloomberg BusinessweekBehind this week's cover
PUBLISHED: Sept. 19, 2013
LENGTH: 12 minutes (3094 words)

The Forgotten Phenom

Korleone Young had a chance to be the next prep-to-pro NBA success story, like KG, Kobe, and T-Mac before him. But his NBA career lasted all of 15 minutes. Today, struggling and living in Kansas,…
PUBLISHED: Sept. 19, 2013
LENGTH: 24 minutes (6069 words)

OTL: The Match Maker

"HELLO AGAIN EVERYONE, I'm Howard Cosell. We're delighted to be able to bring you this very, very quaint, unique event." On Thursday night, Sept. 20, 1973, 50 million Americans, fatigued by Vietnam…
LENGTH: 33 minutes (8474 words)

The NYPD Division of Un-American Activities

On the morning of September 11, the detectives of the New York Police Department’s Intelligence Division traveled in force toward the burning towers of the World Trade Center, the biggest…
PUBLISHED: Aug. 25, 2013
LENGTH: 3 minutes (797 words)

How We'd Fix It: The Lakers

Bill Simmons knows he shouldn't help the purple and gold, but he's going to do it anywayI know a Celtics fan should never try to help the Lakers. I know I should bite my tongue. I know I should hope…
PUBLISHED: July 10, 2013
LENGTH: 16 minutes (4058 words)

The Economics of the American Prison System

The American prison system is massive. So massive that its estimated value of $74 billion eclipses the GDP of 133 nations. What is perhaps most unsettling about this fun fact is that it is the…
PUBLISHED: June 18, 2013
LENGTH: 8 minutes (2162 words)

How the Case for Austerity Has Crumbled

The Alchemists: Three Central Bankers and a World on Fire by Neil Irwin Penguin, 430 pp., $29.95                            …
PUBLISHED: June 6, 2013
LENGTH: 10 minutes (2667 words)

In Plain View

In a 2001 book, “Identifying Child Molesters,” the psychologist Carla van Dam tells the story of a young Canadian elementary-school teacher she calls Jeffrey Clay. Clay taught physical education. He…
PUBLISHED: Sept. 24, 2012
LENGTH: 3 minutes (940 words)

Mitt Romney's Dark Knight

Mitt Romney likes to describe himself as an accidental politician. He's a businessman, not a bureaucrat, and the crux of his sales pitch for the Oval Office is that he's the only candidate…
LENGTH: 15 minutes (3926 words)