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The Machiavelli of Maryland

Edward Luttwak is a military strategist, a classical scholar, a cattle rancher, and an adviser to presidents, prime ministers, and the Dalai Lama.

The Secret History of One Hundred Years of Solitude

The origin story of Gabriel García Márquez’s classic.

Paul Elie | Vanity Fair | Dec 2015
When I Die

A doctor who helped pioneer Oregon’s Death With Dignity law receives his own terminal diagnosis.

Brooke Jarvis | Harper’s | Dec 2015
Starts—They're Just Like Us

On the appeal of astrology.

n+1 | Dec 2015
Fiction Pick of the Week: "Anima"

A young woman’s fears and observations, both past and present.

The Wayfarer

A wandering long-distance canoeist goes missing.

Ben McGrath | New Yorker | Dec 2015
The Divorce Colony

If you wanted a divorce in the late 1800s, you had to move to South Dakota. Even if you were the niece of John Jacob Astor III.

April White | The Atavist | Dec 2015
Ronda Rousey Says She's Down But Not Out

A profile of the UFC fighter after her first loss.

Ramona Shelburne | ESPNw | Dec 2015
Encounter With the Infinite

In search of Ramanujan in India.

This Australian Says He and His Dead Friend Invented Bitcoin

Uncovering the true identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin.

Sam Biddle | Gizmodo | Nov 2015
Travis the Menace

The life story of Travis the chimp and the family of tow truck operators who raised him like a human child before it all ended in tragedy.

Dan P. Lee | New York | Jan 2011
Rebel Without a Pause

A profile of Killer Mike, the self-described “gangsta rap suburban father” whose speech about Ferguson went viral last fall.

Trudeau's Canada, Again

A profile of new Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau.

There Will Be Blood

When your job is making it seem like body decompositions, suicides, and murders never happened.

Andy Mannix | MinnPost | Dec 2015
The Narco-Terror Trap

The DEA warns that drugs are funding terror. But is the agency is stopping threats or staging them?

There Once Was a Girl

On the false narratives of anorexia.

Katy Waldman | Slate | Dec 2015
Rotten Ice

Traveling by dogsled in the melting Arctic.

Gretel Ehrlich | Harper’s | Apr 2015
Dolls and Feelings

A profile of Transparent creator Jill Soloway.

Ariel Levy | New Yorker | Dec 2015
A Survivor's Life

Her 4th day of college was a mass shooting. Here is what life is like afterward.

Rick Dyer’s Believe It or Not!

On tour with a man who has claimed to kill Bigfoot three different times.