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Into the woods: how one man survived alone in the wilderness for 27 years | Michael Finkel

At the age of 20, Christopher Knight parked his car on a remote trail in Maine and walked away with only the most basic supplies. He had no plan. His chief motivation was to avoid contact with people. This is his story<p>Christopher Knight was only 20 years old when he walked away from society, not to …

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'London Bridge is down': the secret plan for the days after the Queen’s death

She is venerated around the world. She has outlasted 12 US presidents. She stands for stability and order. But her kingdom is in turmoil, and her subjects are in denial that her reign will ever end. That’s why the palace has a plan.<p><i>Support our journalism by becoming a member or making a one-off</i> …

London Bridge

Jimmy Breslin Was New York City

<i>Legendary New York City newspaper columnist Jimmy Breslin died on Sunday at the age of 88. This profile originally appeared in the November, 1987</i> …

Jimmy Breslin on JFK’s Assassination: Two Classic Columns

Jimmy Breslin’s classic column on JFK’s assassination captured the tragedy’s human side for a nation in shock and grief.<p><i>In the days after President</i> …

Trump vs. Congress: Now What?

On Monday, Jan. 9, less than two weeks before President Trump’s inauguration, the House speaker, Paul Ryan, hosted a dinner at his office in the Capitol with members of Trump’s inner circle. The guests included the president-elect’s chief White House strategist, Stephen K. Bannon; his son-in-law …

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What Do You Think of Ted Williams Now?

Regarded as perhaps the finest piece of sportswriting on record, the furious saga of Teddy Ballgame — from boy to man and near death — is an unmatchable remembrance for an American icon.<p><i>This story was originally published in the June 1986 issue. Two years earlier, Richard Ben Cramer wrote a cover</i> …