Illustration by Thomas TraumI’m in a black Mercedes-Benz (DAI) van with three Samsung Electronics PR people heading toward Yongin, a city about 45 minutes south of Seoul. Yongin is South Korea’s…
PUBLISHED: March 28, 2013
LENGTH: 16 minutes (4027 words)
Robert Berman’s English class was a “cult of personality,” one student said. “There was so much desire to please.” Illustration by Owen Freeman.
Anne Carson, the author of "Red Doc >" and “Autobiography of Red.” Anne Carson was uncomfortable with the idea of a traditional profile: a journalist following her around for a few…
I was 27 the year my first novel sold for half a million dollars. During the three years I spent writing the book, I’d gotten by on next to nothing, eating ramen noodles for dinner and living…
LENGTH: 3 minutes (786 words)
Sergei Yurevich Filin, a man of early middle age and improbable beauty, sat behind the wheel of his car on a winter night driving toward home. It was 10 degrees Fahrenheit in the center of Moscow, a…
Some people can’t go to sleep until late; others can’t sleep in. Both suffer “social jet lag.” Illustration by Nishant Choksi.
PUBLISHED: March 11, 2013
LENGTH: 4 minutes (1084 words)
Students at Shaker Heights High School in Shaker Heights, Ohio, on Jan. 25, the day before they took the SAT or SAT math subject test. Clockwise from top left: Elana Ross, Linda Fan, Aryanna Jones, …
PUBLISHED: Feb. 6, 2013
LENGTH: 3 minutes (871 words)
Illustration by Zohar Lazar. 0 - 1Who would expect the Embassy of Cambodia? Nobody. Nobody could have expected it, or be expecting