Wesley Yang

  1. The Life and Afterlife of Aaron SwartzThe 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 la […]
  2. Nasty, Brutish, and LongSteven Pinker’s new history is vivid on the brutality of premodern life. And blind to the depravity of our own.
  3. Holding OutThe family for whom the truth is more important than the money.
  4. Paper TigersWhat happens to all the Asian-American overachievers when the test-taking ends?
  5. Indecent ExposureA survivor tests the boundaries of just how far a memoir of child abuse should go.
  6. 27. Because Last Summer, 60 Pianos Magically AppearedFrom the Grand Concourse in the Bronx to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, from the Coney Island boardwalk to the Jackson Heights post office ca […]
  7. 145 Minutes With Nassim TalebShopping for Kafka with the Wall Street oracle turned aphorist and self-described flâneur.
  8. The Terrorist Search EngineEvan Kohlmann spends his days lurking in the darkest corners of the Internet, where jihadists recruit sympathizers from across the globe. He has […]
  9. The Liveliest Mind in New YorkTony 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 […]
  10. A Critical (But Highly Sympathetic) Reading of New Yorkers’ Sexual Habits and AnxietiesSo 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 h […]
  11. Treasure Hunter: Richard ZacksRichard Zacks’s previous book, The Pirate Hunter, was an unlikely hit built around a persuasive case that the infamous Captain Kidd was not actu […]