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Robert Kolker

January 20, 2014 | Features
A Dangerous Mind

When do awful thoughts, shared with complete strangers, become criminal actions? The troubling case—in every direction—of the “cannibal cop.”

December 16, 2013 | Encounter
52 Minutes With Ray Kelly

Taking in the vantage from central command with New York’s longest-serving police commissioner.

December 2, 2013 | Features
The Opt-Outers

What happens if enough New York parents say they don’t want their kids to take tests?

July 8, 2013 | Features
Manhattan Fold ’Em

A high-stakes game that started off at Tobey Maguire’s house launched the career of Molly Bloom, poker hostess. Now the government, on the trail of a vast gambling ring involving the Russian mob and Carlyle Hotel gallerists, wants to end it.

April 29, 2013 | Intelligencer

Rindge and Latin, in a daze.

April 8, 2013 | Intelligencer
The Real Limitless Drug Isn’t Just for Lifehackers Anymore

Modafinil’s moment.

April 1, 2013 | Features

They were young and in love and pregnant and partial to heroin and living in a Village apartment with a lot of heavy weaponry lying about. What could possibly go wrong?

March 4, 2013 | Features
Taming Peter Beard

The photographer, playboy, and Warhol pal never seemed to care much about his legacy or making money. Now that he’s 75, his wife, Nejma, wants to change all that—even if it means clawing back work he used to pay off bar tabs and infuriating his friends.

December 3, 2012 | Features
Death by Car

After years of Bloomberg-era declines, the number of traffic-related fatalities in New York has suddenly spiked. Why? Inside the imperfect science of traffic safety.

September 24, 2012 | Features
Cheating Upwards

Stuyvesant kids do it. Harvard kids do it. Smart kids may especially do it. But why?

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