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Pee-wee's Big Comeback

A profile of Paul Reubens and his subversive alter ego.

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Chirlane McCray and the Limits of First-Ladyship

What two years in Gracie Mansion have meant for a woman who aspired to be the “voice for the forgotten voices.”

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How Chris Jackson Is Building a Black Literary Movement

A profile of the editor behind Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me, Jay Z’s Decoded, and more.

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The Parrots of Serenity Park

The surprising bond between damaged birds and traumatized veterans.

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The Wreck of Amtrak 188

The search for answers after the worst American rail disaster in decades.

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Why Is It So Difficult for Syrian Refugees to Get Into the U.S.?

More than 4 million Syrians have fled the war. 2,647 have made it to the United States.

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The Trials of Alice Goffman

A sociologist’s controversial first book and the debate over who gets to speak for whom.

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The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare

Rob Billot spent eight years defending corporate clients in environmental cases. Then Wilbur Tennant called.

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My Accidental Career as a Russian Screenwriter

“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.”
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To Catch a Rapist

Inside New Haven’s Special Victims Unit.

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The Terrible Beauty of Brain Surgery

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.”

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The Deported

Kelvin Villanueva had lived in America for 15 years. He had four kids. He had a job. Then he was stopped for a broken taillight.