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Jennifer Senior

January 20, 2014 | Features
The Collateral Damage of a Teenager

What adolescence does to adolescents is nowhere near as brutal as what it does to their parents.

October 14, 2013 | Features
In Conversation: Antonin Scalia

On the eve of a new Supreme Court session, the firebrand justice discusses gay rights and media echo chambers, Seinfeld and the Devil, and how much he cares about his intellectual legacy (“I don’t”).

September 2, 2013 | Intelligencer
“I Really Just Don’t Know Who Could Possibly Want to Pick Up This Book.”

Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan gets some clarity on our troubled public schools.

July 22, 2013 | Features
The Speaker Is Mute But Not Unintelligible

What John Boehner is thinking.

April 8, 2013 |
Little Grown-ups and Their Progeny

New York and the invention of modern childhood.

January 28, 2013 | Features
Why You Truly Never Leave High School

New science on its corrosive, traumatizing effects.

February 14, 2011 | Features
The Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Wellbutrin, Celexa, Effexor, Valium, Klonopin, Ativan, Restoril, Xanax, Adderall, Ritalin, Haldol, Risperdal, Seroquel, Ambien, Lunesta, Elavil, Trazodone War

As it approaches its tenth year, our nation’s longest war is showing signs of waning. Meanwhile, our soldiers are falling apart.

December 20, 2010 |
11-13. Because There Are Now Three Women on the Supreme Court, All of Them From New York

One, perhaps, was inevitable (it’s a big city); two you could still call a fluke. But for all three female Supreme Court justices to have been born and bred in New York—that, frankly, starts to look like more than an accident.

November 8, 2010 | Features
The Benjamin Button Election

Rage, powerlessness, magical thinking—why is how we think about politics increasingly mirroring the mind-set of a small child?

August 30, 2010 | Intelligencer
The Good With the Bad

Why try to edit Obama?