New Yorker

492 articles
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A Fortune at the Top of the World

There’s still a gold rush on in the Andes.

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The Movie Star and the Missing Totem Pole

John Barrymore once had a totem pole on his Beverly Hills estate. But where did it come from?

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The Lost City of Z

A mystery embedded deep within the Amazon.

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Sight Unseen

The allure of invisibility.

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The Price of a Life

Being exonerated for a crime you didn’t commit is a hard-won triumph. But how can the state make up for what you’ve lost while in prison?

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A Sense of Where You Are

Bill Bradley was a Rhodes scholar, a three-term U.S. Senator and a presidential candidate. But before all that, he was the best college basketball player in the country.

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The Other Side of Climate Change

Has global warming made it harder for environmentalists to care about conservation?

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The Unhappy King of Snooker

Ronnie O’Sullivan is the best snooker player in the world. He’s also the most tormented.

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Life Lines

Lonnie Sue Johnson is an artist who can’t retain a memory for longer than a minute or two.

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The Scene of the Crime

A reporter returns to My Lai.

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Harper Lee’s Forgotten True-Crime Project

Many people hoped that this would be the second book she’d publish.

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Happy Ugly Feet

What’s behind the cyclical fashionability of the monstrously ugly Birkenstock?