Vanity Fair

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From Gitmo to an American Supermax, The Horrors of Solitary Confinement

On the psychological damage punitive isolation inflicts upon Guantánamo and American prisoners alike.

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A Matter of Life and Death

With a brutal cancer prognosis, a woman learns to live on borrowed time.

Winner of the 2006 National Magazine award for essays and criticism.
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The Chinese Century

Without fanfare—indeed, with some misgivings about its new status—China has just overtaken the United States as the world’s largest economy.

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Salvage Beast

When massive ships sink, burn, fall apart or get stuck, their owners call Nick Sloane. His job: figure out how to save as much as he can.

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The War of the Words

A history of the war between Amazon and the book industry.

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New York’s Most Sensational Jewel Heist

Fifty years later, the men who stole priceless gems from the Museum of Natural History recall the crime.

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The Stradivarius Affair

The bungled theft of a $6 million violin.

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The Target

A profile of Malala Yousafzai, the young activist from Pakistan who was just awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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The Human Factor

On the crash of Air France Flight 447.

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Always Leave Them Laughing

Sam Simon made a fortune from The Simpsons. Now, diagnosed with terminal cancer, he is racing to spend it.

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Showdown at the Four Seasons

The battle over a New York Picasso.

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Hell in the Hot Zone

How the Ebola outbreak spread.