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What Obama Has Meant for Food

The Season 8 première of “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” begins just like all of the show’s episodes do: with its amiably gruff host taking in the splendors of some lesser-travelled corner of the globe. In this case, it’s Hanoi, Vietnam, and Bourdain, as usual, is in his element, riding around on …

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Through the Years

Artwork of the candidates, from The New Yorker’s archive.<p>With the Presidential election entering its final stretch, we’ve flipped (and clicked) through <i>The New Yorker’s</i> archive of artwork depicting both major-party candidates. Here, we present the fifty most interesting images we found, in …

Exploring Colorado's cannabis tourism scene in Denver

There's a first time for everything, I thought as I rolled into a Gas & Grass south of Colorado's state capital, pulling up next to a pump.<p>The station was pricey: Fuel cost at least 15 cents or more a gallon than at neighboring establishments, but this place combined the features of a traditional …

The Gene Hackers

A powerful new technology enables us to manipulate our DNA more easily than ever before.<p>At thirty-four, Feng Zhang is the youngest member of the core faculty at the Broad Institute of Harvard and M.I.T. He is also among the most accomplished. In 1999, while still a high-school student, in Des …

Genetics

Sunset in Bagan

Big Thinkers on the Only Things Worth Worrying About

In his famous and wonderfully heartening letter of fatherly advice, F. Scott Fitzgerald gave his young daughter Scottie a list of things to worry and not worry about in life. Among the unworriables, he named popular opinion, the past, the future, triumph, and failure “unless it comes through your …

The End of American Exceptionalism

Conservatives are right: The attitudes they say make America special—religiosity, patriotism, and mobility—are fading. And it has nothing to do with Barack Obama.<p>From the moment Barack Obama appeared on the national stage, conservatives have been searching for the best way to describe the danger he …

Bill Gates: The Rolling Stone Interview

At 58, Bill Gates is not only the richest man in the world, with a fortune that now exceeds $76 billion, but he may also be the most optimistic. In …

Bill Gates

Afghanistan election guide: everything you need to know

1. The overview<p>The election is the third presidential poll since the fall of the Taliban. It should pave the way for the country's first-ever peaceful democratic transfer of power, because the constitution bars the incumbent, Hamid Karzai, from standing again. The fact that Afghanistan has never …

Sexual slavery in Mexico – a pimp tells his story

Pedro's life as a sex trafficker began when he offered a sweet to a pretty young domestic servant out on a Sunday stroll in a provincial city in central Mexico. "Once I got her laughing, I knew I was in with a chance," he recalls. "Then I got the sun, the moon and the stars down from the sky for …

Going the Distance

On and off the road with Barack Obama.<p>On the Sunday afternoon before Thanksgiving, Barack Obama sat in the office cabin of Air Force One wearing a look of heavy-lidded annoyance. The Affordable Care Act, his signature domestic achievement and, for all its limitations, the most ambitious social …

Life as a Nonviolent Psychopath

Neuroscientist James Fallon discovered through his work that he has the brain of a psychopath, and subsequently learned a lot about the role of genes in personality and how his brain affects his life.<p>In 2005, James Fallon's life started to resemble the plot of a well-honed joke or big-screen …