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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 …

Rob Ford

The Doctor Is In

Unlike Dr. Dre, that other faux-medical badass beatmaker, Dr. Luke is a white guy. He lives in Los Angeles now, but he talks like the New York City hustler he once was. He “vibes” well, an invaluable skill in the song-making trade, where the writer needs to connect with the artist as soon as she …

Entertainment

Books

Wright is the author of eight 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> best …

The Love App

Among twenty-five million, they were two, speeding toward the glowing span of the Wonhyo Bridge on a warm spring night, the scooter trailing pink balloons. They were born in Seoul in 1985 and 1992. They were natives of the most wired city in the world, a megalopolis that is nearly twice as dense as …

South Korea

The Imperial Presidency

Last May, during final exams, John Sexton, the president of New York University, approached a pale, thin freshman leaning against the wall of Bobst Library, smoking. “What can I do to make you stop?” he asked.<p>The student, Fletcher Nightwine, quickly took out his earbuds.<p>“Your hands are shaking!” …

United Arab Emirates

Astronomers Find Earthlike Planet, but It’s Infernally Hot

Kepler 78b, a planet some 400 light-years away, is like hell on earth.<p>Astronomers described it on Wednesday as the first Earth-size planet that seems to be made of the same mixture of rock and iron as Earth, and that orbits a star similar to our sun.<p>But Kepler 78b would not be a pleasant place to …

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 …

Michael Jordan

How Janet Yellen should embrace the Fed’s dissenters

Author Profile<p>Felix Salmon no longer works for Reuters. He is available on Twitter at @felixsalmon<p>Any opinions expressed here are the author's own.<p>More Reuters News<p>Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 4:45 am<p>Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 2:54 am<p>Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 12:56 am<p>Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 12:12 …

Janet Yellen

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 …

Hepatitis

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 …

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 …

Which Way Did the Taliban Go?

The village was abandoned. Streets deserted. Houses empty. Behind the central mosque rose a steep escarpment. Behind the escarpment mountains upon mountains. Up there — above the timberline, among the peaks — a white Taliban flag whipped in the wind. Several Afghan soldiers were admiring it when a …

And Then Steve Said, ‘Let There Be an iPhone’

The 55 miles from Campbell to San Francisco make for one of the nicest commutes anywhere. The journey mostly zips along the Junipero Serra Freeway, a grand and remarkably empty highway that abuts the east side of the Santa Cruz Mountains. It is one of the best places in Silicon Valley to spot a …

iPhone

A Save-the-World Field Trip for Millionaire Tech Moguls

If there was one thing troubling Scott Harrison as he stood up to address a group of nearly 50, including more than a dozen Silicon Valley wunderkinds, it was the matter of the private jet.<p>Actually, “private jet” was, when he thought about it, a bit of an exaggeration. Harrison was no Greg …

Jimmy Wales Is Not an Internet Billionaire

According to Wikipedia, the Tampa International Airport is a public airport six miles west of downtown Tampa, in Hillsborough County, Florida. It’s also where Jimmy Wales flies in and out of a couple times a month, in coach, to visit his 12-year-old daughter, Kira, who is named after the …

Wikipedia

Here Is What Happens When You Cast Lindsay Lohan in Your Movie

Lindsay Lohan moves through the Chateau Marmont as if she owns the place, but in a debtor-prison kind of way. She’ll soon owe the hotel $46,000. Heads turn subtly as she slinks toward a table to meet a young producer and an old director. The actress’s mother, Dina Lohan, sits at the next table. Mom …

Lindsay Lohan

Bay Watched

The way to meet up with Johnny Hwin, one of the best-connected kids in San Francisco, is to stand at the garage door of a small repair shop in the iffy section of the Mission District and dial his cell phone until it stops ringing into voice mail and the call goes through. This takes a while, …

San Francisco Bay Area

Taken

On a bright Thursday afternoon in 2007, Jennifer Boatright, a waitress at a Houston bar-and-grill, drove with her two young sons and her boyfriend, Ron Henderson, on U.S. 59 toward Linden, Henderson’s home town, near the Texas-Louisiana border. They made the trip every April, at the first signs of …

Law

Big Med

It was Saturday night, and I was at the local Cheesecake Factory with my two teen-age daughters and three of their friends. You may know the chain: a hundred and sixty restaurants with a catalogue-like menu that, when I did a count, listed three hundred and eight dinner items (including the …

Atul Gawande

The Miner’s Daughter

Australia, thanks largely to the economic rise of China, has been in the throes of a mining boom. The “lucky country,” as it is called, has enormous deposits of the high-grade iron ore required by the steel mills of Asia. In Western Australia, where most of the iron ore resides, the boom has …

Economics

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 …

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 …

Michael Lewis