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Benjamin Wallace

October 21, 2013 | Intelligencer
The State of Assange

He’s a cartoon. A megalomaniac. An irresistible Hollywood subject. And a crucial historical figure.

August 12, 2013 | Features
What Is Chris Christie Doing Right?

He’s hugely popular in a state way to his left. He’s unafraid to take on a national party considerably to his right. And he’s most adored when he’s acting reprehensibly.

July 29, 2013 | Features
The Blip

What if everything we’ve come to think of as American is predicated on a freak coincidence of economic history? And what if that coincidence has run its course?

May 6, 2013 | Features
Smoke Without Fire

A little company called NJOY thinks it has finally designed an electronic cigarette that doesn’t look ridiculous. But would James Dean have smoked one?

April 29, 2013 | Features
Them and Them

Up in Ramapo, the immigrant community and the growing population of Hasidim had eyed each other with increasing wariness. Then the Orthodox took over the public schools and proceeded to gut them.

February 11, 2013 | Features
Adam Lanza’s Arsenal

The guns he carried embody the nation’s evolving relationship to freedom. And fear.

December 17, 2012 |
32. Because If They Make It Here, You’ll Be Able to Make Anything Anywhere.

MakerBot’s industrial revolution.

December 3, 2012 | Features
The Truce On Drugs

What happens now that the war has failed?

November 19, 2012 | Features
So Long, Mitt

In love with America, terrified for its future, relegated to its past.

November 12, 2012 | Features
The Sinking of 22nd Street

Art and commerce underwater.

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