Robert Draper

18 articles
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The Go-Between

Kate del Castillo, the actress who brought Sean Penn to Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, tells her side of the story.

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You'll Never Power-Lunch in This Town Again

The Four Seasons restaurant rose to fame as a place to cut deals and be seen. Then its chauvinistic ways – and, specifically, those of its owner – caught up with it.

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The Lost Girls of Rocky Mount

An investigation into serial killings in a small North Carolina city.

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The Killer in the Blue Dress

While accused killer Robert Durst was in Galveston, he made a few friends besides Morris Black.

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Has the 'Libertarian Moment' Finally Arrived?

Rand Paul as the movement’s Pearl Jam.

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Can Wendy Davis Have It All?

A tale of ambition, motherhood and political mythmaking in the race for governor of Texas.

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The Invisible Man

A profile of Cormac McCarthy–on the verge of fame.

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Can the Republicans Be Saved From Obsolescence?

The GOP’s younger generation confronts its future.

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New Old Libya

In the wake of revolution, Libyans envision their future.

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They Retort, You Decide!

The dark art of presidential debate prep.

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The League of Dangerous Mapmakers

“Redistricting today has become the most insidious practice in American politics—a way, as the opportunistic machinations following the 2010 census make evident, for our elected leaders to entrench themselves in 435 impregnable garrisons from which they can maintain political power while avoiding demographic realities.”