A profile of Paul Reubens and his subversive alter ego.
New York Times Magazine
What two years in Gracie Mansion have meant for a woman who aspired to be the “voice for the forgotten voices.”
A profile of the editor behind Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me, Jay Z’s Decoded, and more.
The surprising bond between damaged birds and traumatized veterans.
The search for answers after the worst American rail disaster in decades.
More than 4 million Syrians have fled the war. 2,647 have made it to the United States.
A sociologist’s controversial first book and the debate over who gets to speak for whom.
Rob Billot spent eight years defending corporate clients in environmental cases. Then Wilbur Tennant called.
“In this scene, set at a government dacha, they are joined by their American counterparts at the State Department for a daylong picnic that grows increasingly informal, involving drinks, flirtation, a guitar jam and (spoiler) contact between two spies. At times in my new job, I feel like a spy myself, and one with a shaky cover. I don’t have a good answer for how I got here.”
A visit to Albania to watch Henry Marsh perform his pioneering surgery where the patient is kept awake during the removal of a tumor and the “brain is stimulated with an electric probe, so that the surgeon can see if and how the patient reacts.”