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PUBLISHED: Oct. 15, 2013
LENGTH: 31 minutes (7799 words)

Connie Britton Is a Late Bloomer

Connie Britton Connie Britton got over it a long time ago, the part that got away. But it’s a good story, and she still tells it with feeling: The year was 1995. Edward Burns,
PUBLISHED: Feb. 13, 2013
LENGTH: 12 minutes (3214 words)

‘I Got Next’: Exploring New York Through Pickup Basketball

The writer never had a problem finding a full-court pickup game in Brooklyn at places like Coffey Park in Red Hook. More Photos » I moved to New York City on a lark. No job, no girlfriend, just a…
PUBLISHED: July 11, 2012
LENGTH: 16 minutes (4103 words)

Prep-School Predators

From the elevated platform of the No. 1 train’s last stop at 242nd Street, you can just about see the lush 18-acre campus of the Horace Mann School. The walk from the station is short, but it…
AUTHOR:Amos Kamil
PUBLISHED: June 6, 2012
LENGTH: 36 minutes (9156 words)

A Life Worth Ending

On the way to visit my mother one recent rainy afternoon, I stopped in, after quite some constant prodding, to see my insurance salesman. He was pressing his efforts to sell me a long-term-care policy with a pitch about how much I’d save if I bought it now, before the rates were set to precipitously rise. For $5,000 per year, I’d receive, when I needed it, a daily sum to cover my future nursing costs. With an annual inflation adjustment of 5 percent, I could get in my dotage (or the people caring for me would get) as much as $900 a day. My mother carries such a policy, and it pays, in 2012 dollars, $180 a day—a fair idea of where heath-care costs are going.
LENGTH: 23 minutes (5874 words)

Jon Hamm's True Hollywood Story

Published in the March 2012 issue, with a special fold-out cover — like so. Little-known fact: Jon Hamm owns four eagles. They sit on separate perches in his backyard. Four species of eagle:…
PUBLISHED: Feb. 14, 2012
LENGTH: 6 minutes (1613 words)

The Morning-After Pill

It is the morning after and, still half asleep, she begins to remember the night before.She is 15, and as she dressed for that party, she sure hadn't planned on losing her virginity afterward.She is…
PUBLISHED: Jan. 10, 1993
LENGTH: 19 minutes (4828 words)

Hipness at Noon

Josef Škvorecký died last week. He was one of the great Czech dissident writers: The Bass Saxophone and The Engineer of Human Souls remain two of the most remarkable literary…
LENGTH: 5 minutes (1304 words)

The Caging of America

Six million people are under correctional supervision in the U.S.—more than were in Stalin’s gulags. Photograph by Steve Liss.
PUBLISHED: Jan. 30, 2012
LENGTH: 21 minutes (5481 words)