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The Evolution of Joe Biden

Other than Barack Obama, no one in the White House is more polarizing than Biden. A proud man, he seems determined to keep himself “in the deal,” by helping his President and burnishing…
LENGTH: 52 minutes (13086 words)

Kim Philby, Spies, and the Dangers of Paranoia

What did more damage—Philby’s treachery or the subsequent obsession among spy officials with preventing future Philbys? Credit Illustration by Rory Kurtz. Courtesy of Bettmann/Corbis.
PUBLISHED: July 28, 2014
LENGTH: 17 minutes (4349 words)

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One of a Kind

Matt Might and Cristina Casanova met in the spring of 2002, as twenty-year-old undergraduates at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Cristina was an industrial-design major with an interest in…
PUBLISHED: July 21, 2014
LENGTH: 1 minutes (301 words)

Nadine Gordimer in The New Yorker

On Monday morning, news came that Nadine Gordimer, who won the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature, died Sunday, in Johannesburg. She was ninety years old. Over the decades, Gordimer wrote dozens of…
PUBLISHED: July 14, 2014
LENGTH: 1 minutes (304 words)

Wrong Answer

One afternoon in the spring of 2006, Damany Lewis, a math teacher at Parks Middle School, in Atlanta, unlocked the room where standardized tests were kept. It was the week before his students took…
PUBLISHED: July 21, 2014
LENGTH: 3 minutes (959 words)

Bill Gates’s Favorite Business Tales, in The New Yorker

In 1969, John Brooks published “Business Adventures,” his collection of New Yorker business stories—“Twelve classic tales from the worlds of Wall Street and the modern…
PUBLISHED: July 11, 2014
LENGTH: 2 minutes (540 words)

California Screaming

In the spiritual geography of San Francisco, Davies Symphony Hall—a glass-and-concrete half rotunda much resembling R2-D2’s neckline—sits between hills steep with layered mansions and the urban basin…
PUBLISHED: July 7, 2014
LENGTH: 3 minutes (907 words)

Run And Gun - The Javaris Crittenton Story

I stand in the center of a busy strip mall parking lot just off Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles, wiping the sweat from my brow. It is unseasonably hot for February, and my pulse is racing. How do you…
PUBLISHED: June 30, 2014
LENGTH: 29 minutes (7413 words)