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The Bravest Woman in Seattle 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner: A woman testifies about her rape and the rape and murder of her partner: "She understood, sitting up there on the witness stand, why people…
Length: 2 minutes (583 words)
The North West London Blues
The Victorian Society An 1894 drawing of Willesden Green Library Last time I was in Willesden Green I took my daughter to visit my mother. The sun was out. We wandered down Brondesbury Park towards…
Author: Zadie Smith
Published: June 2, 2012
Length: 13 minutes (3366 words)
Nate Silver: it's the numbers, stupid
Nate Silver: 'It's numbers with their imperfections versus bullshit.' Photograph: Mike McGregor for the Observer Nate Silver is a new kind of political superstar. One who actually knows what he's…
Published: Nov. 17, 2012
Length: 10 minutes (2568 words)
A Stowaway to the Thanatosphere: My Voyage Beyond Apollo with Norman Mailer
We’re out this week, but we’re re-posting some of our favorite pieces from 2012 while we’re away. We hope you enjoy—and have a happy New Year! On a brisk December day in…
Author: Rex Weiner
Published: Dec. 31, 2012
Length: 14 minutes (3582 words)
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Could Ed Miliband be Labour's Margaret Thatcher?
'Ed wants to break the consensus. What attracts him to Thatcherism is the insurgency.' Detail from artwork by David Foldvari Twenty-three years ago, on the morning that a cornered Margaret Thatcher…
Author: Andy Beckett
Published: Jan. 16, 2013
Length: 10 minutes (2635 words)
Obama’s First Term: A Romantic Oral History
Clockwise from top left: Joseph R. Biden Jr., vice president; Desirée Rogers, former White House social secretary; Jon Favreau, speechwriting director; Rahm Emanuel, former White House chief of…
Author: Peter Baker
Published: Jan. 16, 2013
Length: 3 minutes (861 words)
SIRI RISING: The Inside Story Of Siri's Origins -- And Why She Could Overshadow The iPhone
The world got its first inkling of the quick wit that would make Apple’s Siri an icon during a packed press conference held before an auditorium of tech elite. "Who are you?" an Apple executive asked…
Published: Jan. 22, 2013
Length: 22 minutes (5555 words)
Steven Soderbergh on Quitting Hollywood, Getting the Best Out of J-Lo, and His Love of Girls
Steven Soderbergh has directed 26 films since his 1989 debut, sex, lies, and videotape—the behind-closed-doors portrait of yuppie Louisiana often credited with kick-starting the indie-film…
Published: Jan. 28, 2013
Length: 29 minutes (7339 words)
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