David Wolman

6 articles

The Cold War

Relations between two ice cream vendors in Oregon turn nasty.


Pipino: Gentleman Thief

Magicians, mafiosos, a missing painting and the heist of a lifetime.


The Aftershocks

How seven Italian scientists came to be convicted of manslaughter following a catastrophic quake.


The Ultimate Counterfeiter Isn't a Crook—He's an Artist

A painter’s dogged, doomed pursuit of the perfect $100 bill.


The Split Brain: A Tale of Two Halves

The impact, both on researchers and patients, of a radical treatment.


Train to the Roof of the World

On riding China’s Qinghai-Tibet Railway just before it opened:

Staring out at the shimmering tracks and concrete-reinforced embankment extending to the horizon, I can’t help but think of the senior Chinese scientist who confessed to me that the rail line he helped build might not be safe for long.