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The Paradox of the First Black President

As the historic administration nears its final year, African-American leaders debate: Did Barack Obama do enough for his own community?

By Jennifer Senior

Can Steve Huffman Save Reddit From Itself?

He co-founded Reddit. Sold Reddit. Watched Reddit grow. Watched Reddit flounder. Watched Reddit mutiny. Now he’s back, to try to pull Reddit back from the brink.

By Benjamin Wallace

The Unprecedented Garth Risk Hallberg

City on Fire, a debut novel, generated a headline-making $2 million bidding war. Which means quite a lot is riding on its 36-year-old author. Believe it or not, he’s chasing even bigger things.

By Boris Kachka

Bridge of Spies Is a Subtler Kind of Spielberg Movie

Sober but stirring, it continues his creative evolution from fatherless child to nervous father wondering (absent role models) if he’s doing the right thing in the right way.

By David Edelstein