The Mind of John McPhee
How the writer works.
How the writer works.
What happens after a defendant is found not guilty by reason of insanity? Often the answer is involuntary confinement in a state psychiatric hospital—with no end in sight.
At the height of the 2016 election, exaggerated reports of a juvenile sex crime brought a media maelstrom to Twin Falls — one the Idaho city still hasn’t recovered from.
Using several email addresses and a lot of exclamation points, teenager Jonathan Lebed worked finance message boards in the morning before school and made almost a million bucks. Then he made the head of the S.E.C. look like a fool.
How the Kremlin built one of the most powerful information weapons of the 21st century — and why it may be impossible to stop.
They were the first black boys to integrate the South’s elite prep schools. They drove themselves to excel in an unfamiliar environment. But at what cost?
What one Alabama town’s attempt to secede from its school district tells us about the fragile progress of racial integration in America.
By choice, for less than $2 an hour, the female inmate firefighters of California work their bodies to the breaking point. Sometimes they even risk their lives.
A new breed of lobbyist comes to K Street.
The answer may lie with the country’s powerful security agencies.
How dangerous is the media company that Steve Bannon called “the platform for the alt-right”?
A profile of the writer.
When Michael Deng joined an Asian-American frat, he was searching for belonging and identity. Two months later he was dead.
By the time Noura Jackson’s conviction was overturned, she had spent nine years in prison. This type of prosecutorial error is almost never punished.
How “health” replaced “dieting” and what it means for Weight Watchers.
Hollywood is aggressively adapting material that doesn’t have a narrative or even any characters. But not all intellectual property is created equal.
How a dialect coach does her job.
In October, Iraqi forces set out to retake Mosul, one of Iraq’s largest cities and ISIS’s biggest stronghold in the country. It would take them nine months and cost thousands of lives.
On his journey from phenom to champion to wannabe rock star to Emmy-winning commentator, John McEnroe hasn’t changed much.
How the death of a Muslim recruit revealed a culture of brutality.
How a jazz pianist disappeared into his music.
Boko Haram has abducted thousands of children and trained them as soldiers. Four survivors tell their story.
Jonny Sun created a beloved, mega-popular alien character on Twitter. Now he’s trying to figure out everything else.
Her disclosure of classified documents in 2010 ushered in the age of leaks. Now, freed from prison, she talks about why she did it—and the isolation that followed.
Short-seller Andrew Left sniffs out corporate fraud—and gets rich doing it.