New York Times Magazine

415 articles
Avatar_57x57

What Happened to Worcester?

A central Massachusetts city enabled the author’s ancestors to move into the good life of the middle class. That move is more complicated today.

Avatar_57x57

Iceland’s Water Cure

Happiness is a warm pool.

Avatar_57x57

Chicago After Laquan McDonald

The activists fighting for police reform in the wake of a video that showed a black teenager shot 16 times by a white cop.

Avatar_57x57

The Battle Over the Sea-Monkey Fortune

It involves a former 1960s bondage film actress, a Jewish neo-Nazi, the husband of the speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives, and a whole lot of creative marketing.

Avatar_57x57

The CEO of Hamilton Inc.

A profile of Broadway producer Jeffrey Seller, whose show makes more than $500,000 in profit every week.

Avatar_57x57

The Invisible Catastrophe

Over four months, a methane well in southern California’s Aliso Canyon leaked Lebanon’s equivalent of yearly emissions into the atmosphere. No one knows what the long-term effects will be.

Avatar_57x57

Out of the Past

The revival of a landmark 1921 musical opens a door on the deep and twisted roots of black performance in America.

Avatar_57x57

The Secrets of the Wave Pilots

For thousands of years, sailors in the Marshall Islands have navigated vast distances of open ocean without instruments. Almost nobody on Earth understands how they do it. And soon, the few people who do will be gone.

Avatar_57x57

The Plot to Take Down a Fox News Analyst

Wayne Simmons was ideal conservative commentator. A former C.I.A. operative, he ate lunch with Donald Rumsfeld, took trips to Guantánamo aboard Air Force Two, and pumped the party line on Fox News. There was only one problem: Simmons had never been in the C.I.A.

Avatar_57x57
Avatar_57x57

A Black Police Officer’s Fight Against the N.Y.P.D.

Was Edwin Raymond punished for not meeting quotas?

Avatar_57x57

Pee-wee's Big Comeback

A profile of Paul Reubens and his subversive alter ego.