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Mark Jacobson

December 14, 2015
Because a Former Retirement Home for Bankrupt Millionaires Is About to Become “the BAM of the Bronx”

Andrew Freedman (1860–1915) lived the life Donald Trump might have had if he was a late-19th-century Gilded Age real-estate boy genius in league with the all-powerful Tammany Hall political machine.

July 14, 2014 | Features
Edwin Edwards Will Live Forever

In Louisiana, where the uncanny is ordinary, an 86-year-old politician with a 35-year-old wife is making yet another run.

April 7, 2014 | Features

Learning to love middle old age.

December 23, 2013 |
2. Until He Moves Into Gracie Mansion, De Blasio Will Still Be Pumping Iron at the Park Slope Y

What are the chances of seeing the departing mayor in such circumstances, his butt settled on such a public seat?

November 25, 2013 |
Harry Truman Ordered This Alien Cover-up

The 1947 alleged crash and recovery of an alien spacecraft outside Roswell, New Mexico.

November 25, 2013 |
The Illuminati Is Not a Secret Society, It Is Our Governing Body

The more you know about them, the more unknowable they become.

November 25, 2013 |
The CIA Can Do Mind Control

The full extent of the project will never be known.

November 25, 2013 |
Crack Is a Bioweapon

“Since Reagan and Bush, there’s been nothing but guns and drugs in the black community.”

July 22, 2013 | Features
“Huma? Hey, Honey? Was I Happy Before I Started Running for Mayor?”

And other questions about the strange (and quite possibly successful) candidacy of a punch line.

May 20, 2013 | Intelligencer
Killer Vines!

April showers bring May’s invasive species.