- February 18, 2013 | Features
- The Life and Afterlife of Aaron Swartz
The precocious coder, hacker visionary, and “pirate” was already a tech legend by the time he’d turned 17. But in the weeks since his suicide last month, at 26, his friends and comrades have tried to turn him into something else—a martyr.
- October 24, 2011 | The Book Review
- Nasty, Brutish, and Long
Steven Pinker’s new history is vivid on the brutality of premodern life. And blind to the depravity of our own.
- September 5, 2011 |
- Holding Out
The family for whom the truth is more important than the money.
- May 16, 2011 | Features
- Paper Tigers
What happens to all the Asian-American overachievers when the test-taking ends?
- February 21, 2011 | The Book Review
- Indecent Exposure
A survivor tests the boundaries of just how far a memoir of child abuse should go.
- December 20, 2010 |
- 27. Because Last Summer, 60 Pianos Magically Appeared
They expressed, with perfect fidelity, a city’s collective delight at the start of summer.
- December 13, 2010 | Encounter
- 145 Minutes With Nassim Taleb
Shopping for Kafka with the Wall Street oracle turned aphorist and self-described flâneur.
- December 13, 2010 | Features
- The Terrorist Search Engine
Evan Kohlmann spends his days lurking in the darkest corners of the Internet, where jihadists recruit sympathizers from across the globe. He has testified in over two dozen terrorism trials— and sees danger everywhere he looks. Is he prescient or naïve?
- March 15, 2010 | Features
- The Liveliest Mind in New York
Tony Judt’s dazzling, cantankerous brain is one of this city’s great treasures. Now, two years into a devastating battle with ALS, it is all he has left.
- November 2, 2009 |
- A Critical (But Highly Sympathetic) Reading of New Yorkers’ Sexual Habits and Anxieties
So there’s this iPhone app called Grindr. It’s a GPS-enabled social-networking service for gay men. It tells you how many feet away a possible hookup is standing.