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Peter Thiel disagrees with you

“It’s pretty amazing to hold leather that no pig or cow died for,” says Lindy Fishburne, an officer of the Thiel Foundation. She is describing a …

Hell in the Hot Zone

As the Ebola epidemic rages, two questions have emerged: How did the deadly virus escape detection for three months? And why has a massive international effort failed to contain it? Traveling to Meliandou, a remote Guinean village and the likely home of Patient Zero, Jeffrey E. Stern tracks the …

One World Trade Center: how New York tried to rebuild its soul

You see it when you whip over the Brooklyn Bridge, or look downtown crossing Sixth Avenue: eight isosceles triangles of blue glass, taller than anything else on the skyline. One World Trade Center, finally approaching completion after 13 years of trauma and backbiting, has become a familiar, serene …

The Awful Reign of the Red Delicious

How the worst apple took over the United States, and continues to spread<p>At the supermarket near his home in central Virginia, Tom Burford likes to loiter by the display of Red Delicious. He waits until he spots a store manager. Then he picks up one of the glossy apples and, with a flourish, scrapes …

Steven Heller and Gail Anderson's Typographic Universe – in pictures

Since 1990, graphic designers Steven Heller (<i>New York Times</i> art director for 33 years) and Gail Anderson (former art director of <i>Rolling Stone</i>) have compiled books about typography and illustration. In their latest, <i>The Typographic Universe</i> (Thames & Hudson £24.95), they explore 'the alphabet of …