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The Man Who Makes the World’s Funniest People Even Funnier

On Brent White, the joke whisperer who edits the largely improvisational comedies of Paul Feig, Judd Apatow and Adam McKay.

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Sally Mann's Exposure

In 1992, a magazine story introduced the world to the photographs of Sally Mann. Here, she responds to the firestorm that article produced.

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Jonathan Franzen's Big Book

Before The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen was just another literary novelist with a new book coming out.

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Stranger Still

Kamel Daoud’s celebrated retelling of Albert Camus’s The Stranger came within two votes of winning the Prix Goncourt. It has also made him a target of radical Islamists.

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The Radical Humaneness of Norway's Halden Prison

The Scandinavians had an idea that seems wacky to Americans: make a prison safe and livable.

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The Brain’s Empathy Gap

Can the insights of neuroscience help us get over our prejudices?

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Jane Goodall Is Still Wild At Heart

She’s 80 now, working 13 hour days, and still won’t take so much as a reporter’s hand to cross the stream.

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Mary Cain Is Growing Up Fast

A profile of a promising young runner.

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Birdman

A man’s love of pigeons leads him to build a Ponzi scheme out of birds.