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The Mayor vs. the Mogul

Mike Bloomberg goes back to work.

Friday, June 19

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Can Politico Make Brussels sexy?

A New York gossip reporter makes her way in the wilds of European bureaucracy.

Monday, June 8

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Wow. ClickHole.

A trip to the writers’ room of The Onion spinoff, which started as a BuzzFeed parody but has morphed into something else: “the institutional voice of the Internet.”

Tuesday, April 21

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Anchorman: The Legend of Don Lemon

The CNN anchor may not be the clueless bumbler the internet believes him to be.

Previously: Brodesser-Akner on the Longform Podcast.

Thursday, April 16

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Keezus

On Kendall Jenner, public versus private lives, and the American Dream.

Monday, April 13

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Insider Baseball

Joan Didion versus the boys on the bus:

American reporters “like” covering a presidential campaign (it gets them out on the road, it has balloons, it has music, it is viewed as a big story, one that leads to the respect of one’s peers, to the Sunday shows, to lecture fees and often to Washington), which is one reason why there has developed among those who do it so arresting an enthusiasm for overlooking the contradictions inherent in reporting that which occurs only in order to be reported.

Sunday, April 5

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The Cousins Karamazov

David Simon and Richard Price, two of the greatest crime storytellers of our time, talk about their craft.

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The Master Writer of the City

Joseph Mitchell used composites in his non-fiction, invented characters and added flourishes to his facts. Does it matter?

Wednesday, April 1

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I Followed My Stolen iPhone Around the World, Became a Celebrity in China, and Found a Friend for Life

“None of this should have ever happened. It makes absolutely no sense at all. It’s truly crazy.”

Monday, March 16

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Charles Bowden’s Fury

The lingering psychological effects of being one of the greatest crime reporters of all time.

Monday, March 9

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(Actually) True War Stories at NBC News

It’s a mess inside the network – and Brian Williams may still come out on top.

Tuesday, February 24

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How Crazy Am I to Think I Actually Know Where that Malaysia Airline Plane Is?

“Okay,” I said. “What do you think is the percentage chance that I’m right?”

“I don’t know,” she said. “Five percent?”