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June 30 2010

James Wood: Shallow Graves

The novels of Paul Auster.

June 23 2010

John Lahr: Master of Revels

Neil Simon’s comic empire.

June 22 2010

Malcolm Gladwell: The Pitchman

Ron Popeil and the conquest of the American kitchen.

May 18 2010

Alexandra Berzon: The Gambler Who Blew $127 Million

The run is believed to be one of the biggest losing streaks by an individual in Las Vegas history.

May 12 2010

Ian Black: The truth about the Mossad

The recent, outlandish assassination in Dubai may prove the most damaging yet in the Mossad's history of high-profile, bungled operations. How did it squander its reputation for ruthless brilliance?

May 06 2010

Jill Lepore: Fixed

The rise of marriage therapy, and other dreams of human betterment.

Sean O'Hagan: Good clean fun?

He's the former junkie punk who put the filth into fashion. Now, alongside his X-rated ad campaigns and sleazy shoots for glossy magazines, photographer Terry Richardson wants his art to be taken seriously.

May 03 2010

Sir Clive Sinclair: "I don't use a computer at all"

The entrepreneur and innovator tells about inspiration, determination and why he doesn't do email.

Ingrid Sischy: A Man of Darkness and Dreams

Despite his mother’s recent death, Alexander McQueen was seemingly on a roll, preparing for his next Paris show. Then, in February, just as New York’s Fashion Week began, the 40-year-old designer hanged himself, touching off shocked speculation about

April 13 2010

Joshuah Bearman: Art of the Steal - On the Trail of World’s Most Ingenious Thief

Blanchard’s own surveillance equipment was still transmitting from inside the ATM room, so before he skipped town, he could listen in on investigators. He knew their names; he knew their leads.

John Jurgensen: Hollywood's Favorite Cowboy

Author Cormac McCarthy, 76, talked about love, religion, his 11-year-old son, the end of the world and the movie based on his novel 'The Road.' He was just getting going.

January 03 2010

Sally Singer: Machine Dreams

At 34, Marissa Mayer is possibly the world's most poised and powerful information guru. What makes this woman click?

December 11 2009

John Lanchester: Bond in Torment

The in-flight consumption is in line with Bond’s general boozing level, established during a medical he undergoes in one of the books as half a bottle of spirits a day. He also smokes between sixty and seventy cigarettes, so I ask again, how pickled do
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