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I Watched Every Steven Soderbergh Movie
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Author: Dan Kois
Length: 2 minutes (714 words)
The Convictions of Conrad Black
At precisely 9:31 on a cool June morning in Chicago, a court bailiff throws back his shoulders and announces, All rise. Across the federal courtroom, a windowless wooden box tucked high in a…
Length: 29 minutes (7499 words)
The Amazing Story of California's Greatest Cat Burglar
High above the Encino Reservoir, streets curl like ribbons…
Length: 12 minutes (3152 words)
The Man Behind Pakistani Spy Agency's Plot to Influence Washington
Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai came to the U.S. on Saudi money with hopes of helping people in the disputed Indian territory of Kashmir. But he found himself spending millions on behalf of…
Published: Oct. 3, 2011
Length: 4 minutes (1244 words)
The Perils of Pauline
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Author: Renata Adler
Published: Aug. 14, 1980
Length: 2 minutes (559 words)
Night Thoughts of a Baffled Humanist
This essay is adapted from When I Was a Child I Read Books, forthcoming in the spring from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Marilynne Robinson. Recently a friend sent me a composite photograph of the…
Length: 7 minutes (1773 words)
National Geographic Magazine
By Adam Nicolson Rome Wager stands in front of the rodeo chutes on a small ranch just outside the Navajo Reservation in Waterflow, New Mexico. He is surrounded by a group of young cowboys here for…
Length: 15 minutes (3882 words)
Havel's Specter: On Václav Havel
“A specter is haunting Eastern Europe,” the Czech playwright Václav Havel wrote in 1978, “the specter of what in the West is called ‘dissent.’” In echoing the…
Length: 18 minutes (4692 words)
Battleground America
Every American can be his own policeman; the country has nearly as many guns as it has people. Photograph by Christopher Griffith.
Author: Jill Lepore
Published: April 23, 2012
Length: 4 minutes (1042 words)
I wish to speak a word for Nature, for absolute freedom and wildness, as contrasted with a freedom and culture merely civil—to regard man as an inhabitant, or a part and parcel of Nature,…
Length: 48 minutes (12111 words)
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