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The 2013 Jealousy List: The 41 Best Stories (and One Book) We Didn't Write

In this season of relentless kindness, envy is often sadly neglected. Which is why we bring you the First Annual Jealousy List, a compilation of the …

Rob Ford in 'crack cocaine' video scandal

A cellphone video that appears to show Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine is being shopped around Toronto by a group of Somali men involved in the …

The New Yorker October 14, 2013 Issue

Fiction<p>The Critics<p>The strange life of Henry Wallace, the New Deal visionary.<p>The rise and fall of arsenic as a tool for angry wives, greedy heirs, and other determined murderers.<p>“Captain Phillips” and “Parkland.”<p>The Talk of the Town<p>Goings On About Town<p>Mike Kelley’s brilliant insolence comes to <i>MOMA</i> …

Literature

Books

Wright is the author of ten books, including <i>The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11</i>, which spent eight weeks on <i>The New York Times</i> …

The New Yorker November 25, 2013 Issue

The Critics<p>The origins of the Second World War in Asia.<p>The joys and mysteries of Shakespeare.<p>Comic aggression in “Moms Mabley” and “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth.”<p>Eminem and M.I.A. battle desires and doubts.<p>The Minnesota Orchestra cancels, and Hilary Hahn stages a festival.<p>“The Great Beauty” and …

Literature

The New Yorker September 9, 2013 Issue

The Critics<p>When athletes go head to head, what qualifies as a sporting chance?<p>Woodrow Wilson and the power of the Presidency.<p>“The Grandmaster,” “Drinking Buddies,” “Our Nixon.”<p>The new neuro-skeptics.<p>The Talk of the Town<p>Goings On About Town<p>Poems<p>Cartoons<p>The Mail<p>Letters should be sent with the …

Woodrow Wilson

Harper High School, Part Two

Principal Leonetta Sanders is worried that in the wake of a recent shooting, some of her students at Harper might be in danger of retaliatory …

OTL: Michael Jordan Has Not Left The Building

This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Analytics issue on newsstands Feb. 22. SUBSCRIBE TODAY »<p>CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Five weeks before his 50th …

Hall of Fame

How Janet Yellen should embrace the Fed’s dissenters

The Fed Whisperer, John Hilsenrath, had a great insidery article yesterday about forward guidance, and about the Fed's ability -- or lack thereof -- to effectively signal its future actions.

Of murder and mushrooms

Listening to Stamets speak about fungi I think this must be what it was like to listen to Thomas Edison talk about incandescence, the research so …

Wonkblog - The Washington Post

Immigrants contributed more than $180 billion to Medicare between 1996 and 2011. Everyone else cost it $70 billion.<p>But we're not going back to the health-care spending explosion of the 1990s, a new report says.<p>A new hepatitis C treatment is drawing attention to the high cost of specialty …

Washington Post

Harper High School, Part One

At the first day assembly, the freshman seem confused and nervous while the seniors are boisterous and confident. It's exactly the kind of first day …

Top Reviewers On Amazon Get Tons Of Free Stuff

You're on Amazon.com. You're buying, say, a toaster, and you're checking out the customer reviews. You assume the people writing these reviews are people like you — people who wanted a toaster, went online and bought one. As it turns out, a lot of reviews on Amazon are written by people who are …

Freebies

Planet Money Makes A T-Shirt

Planet MoneyMakes A T-Shirt<p>The world behind a simple shirt, in five chapters.<p>Begin<p>Planet MoneyMakes A T-Shirt<p>The world behind a simple shirt, in five chapters.<p>Chapters<p>Cotton<p>Machines<p>People<p>Boxes<p>You<p>How We Did This<p>Cotton<p>One farmer. A shocking number of T-shirts.<p>Play<p>Three Reasons U.S. Cotton Is King<p>You …

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The New Yorker October 14, 2013 Issue

Fiction<p>The Critics<p>The strange life of Henry Wallace, the New Deal visionary.<p>The rise and fall of arsenic as a tool for angry wives, greedy heirs, and other determined murderers.<p>“Captain Phillips” and “Parkland.”<p>The Talk of the Town<p>Goings On About Town<p>The British duo Fuck Buttons clean up their …

Literature

The New Yorker August 12 & 19, 2013 Issue

A new team braves the windmilling aces of National Pro Fastpitch.<p>What causes Balkan endemic nephropathy, and why is it so deadly?<p>Under civil forfeiture, Americans who haven’t been charged with wrongdoing can be stripped of their cash, cars, and even homes.<p>A collector’s fight to get an untrained …

Humor

The New Yorker August 13, 2012 Issue

The Critics<p>by Robert Skidelsky and Edward Skidelsky (Other Press)<p>by Ben Macintyre (Crown)<p>by Gillian Flynn (Crown)<p>Mormonism and its meanings.<p>The sleazy wisdom of “Big Brother.”<p>Karl Ove Knausgaard’s “My Struggle.”<p>“The Bourne Legacy” and “Red Hook Summer.”<p>by Jonathan Galassi (Knopf)<p>The Talk of the Town<p>…

Books

The New Yorker March 25, 2013 Issue

The Critics<p>The rise of the failure memoir.<p>“Spring Breakers” and “Reality.”<p>The meditative beauty of Jane Campion’s “Top of the Lake.”<p>George Benjamin’s long-awaited masterpiece.<p>by Lucinda Rosenfeld (Little, Brown)<p>by Katherine Bouton (Sarah Crichton Books)<p>by Manil Suri (Norton)<p>by Alexander Stille …

Books

How Doug Band drove a wedge through the Clinton dynasty

One Thursday evening last September, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Tony Blair met in New York to conduct what was supposed to be a high-minded …

Amish Baseball: The Boys of Lancaster

We all crowded against the right-side windows as our tour bus crept up on the Amish. There were three of them—brothers by the color and cut of their …

Elizabeth Warren is Hillary Clinton's Nightmare

We’re three years from the next presidential election, and Hillary Clinton is, once again, the inevitable Democratic nominee. Congressional …

Bernie Sanders

Nick Saban: Sympathy for the Devil

Few men in sports make a better villain than the unsmiling, unsparing, unstoppable coach of the back-to-back national champion Alabama Crimson Tide. Warren St. John spent three weeks on Nick Saban’s trail—and a couple of days in his face—on a mission to find the soul of the scariest man in college …

Nick Saban

A Tale of Two Londons

Who really lives at One Hyde Park, called the world’s most expensive residential building? Its mostly absentee owners, hiding behind offshore corporations based in tax havens, provide a portrait of the new global super-wealthy.<p>Up until the 18th century, Knightsbridge, which borders genteel …

Isle of Man

Michael Lewis: Did Goldman Sachs Overstep in Criminally Charging Its Ex-Programmer?

A month after ace programmer Sergey Aleynikov left Goldman Sachs, he was arrested. Exactly what he’d done neither the F.B.I., which interrogated him, nor the jury, which convicted him a year later, seemed to understand. But Goldman had accused him of stealing computer code, and the 41-year-old …

Goldman Sachs