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Joe Hagan

10 articles

I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

The secret diary of Nina Simone.


Tom Steyer: An Inconvenient Billionaire

“If we do nothing, we’re dead! We’re toast!”


Dear Charlie

The rocky career and enduring appeal of country legend Charlie Rich, “the missing link between Elvis Presley and Ray Charles.”


The Suit in the Newsroom

A profile of New York Times Company CEO Mark Thompson.


Tom Freston, Runaway Mogul

A Liberian road trip with the creator of MTV, Ralph Reed and a reformed cannibal named General Butt Naked.


Blues Cruise

A dispatch from The National Review’s post-election cruise.


The Long, Lawless Ride of Sheriff Joe Arpaio

A profile of “not just the toughest but the most corrupt and abusive sheriff in America.”


A New York Times Whodunit

On the ouster of CEO Janet Robinson and the company’s financial woes.


Truth or Consequences

The story behind the story that ended Dan Rather’s career.


The United States of America vs. Bill Keller

Inside the complicated world of running The New York Times.