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Robert Kolker

January 3, 2011 | Features
The Columbia Kid

How do you get through college these days? You and four friends, police say, deal pot, coke, Adderall, ecstasy, and LSD. Until you make a few boneheaded mistakes.

December 20, 2010 | Intelligencer

The fate of Ross Global Academy shows that charter schools are suddenly susceptible to the rules of political gravity.

December 20, 2010 |
1. Because Pluralism Is Our Fundamentalism

While some in the religious world equivocated over Park51, the leaders here unambiguously defended the project.

October 11, 2010
I Did It

Why do people confess to crimes they didn’t commit?

September 13, 2010 |
Inside the Future 9/11 Reliquary

A year before the memorial opens, the remains of that day wait patiently to be returned to ground zero from a hangar at JFK.

March 29, 2010
The O in Network

Can Oprah the channel succeed without Oprah the talk-show star?

January 18, 2010 | Features
The Scripps Inheritance

The sad, eerie descent of publishing heiress Annie Morell Petrillo.

May 10, 2010 | Intelligencer
Homeless Rent Hikes

New city policy.

July 12, 2010 | Intelligencer
Get Kotter

How teachers became the new lawyers.

November 2, 2009 | Feature
The Devil in David Letterman

How the late-night talk-show host handled his extortion crisis says a lot about the peculiar mix of function and dysfunction that got him in, and (for now) out, of the mess.