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Death Comes to Happy Valley

Mahler’s clear-eyed story about Penn State coach Joe Paterno shows what can happen when a school and a community fall under the spell of a legend who was merely mortal.

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The World Capital of Anti-Capitalism

Oakland is the spiritual birthplace of the Occupy movement, and maybe the only place where it’s still wreaking havoc.

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Now That the Factories Are Closed, It’s Tee Time in Benton Harbor, Mich.

The strange second life of a Michigan factory town that lost its factories.

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Commute to Nowhere

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Waiting for the Messiah of Eastern Parkway

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Building the Béisbol Brand

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Commander Swift Objects

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The Soul of the New Exurb

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Mythic Fields Where Giants and Dodgers Made Miracles

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The New York That’s Visible in the Dark

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Getting Serious

Our parents didn’t seem to care about differences in religion. So why was I suddenly looking for challahs on a Friday afternoon?
Feb 2005
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What Rupert Wrought

In the mid-seventies, Murdoch recognized New York as the bargain of the century. Now it’s his city, we only live here.
May 2005
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The Darkest Night

Recalling the New York City blackout of 1977.

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The Antidepressant Dilemma

Thirteen-year-old Matt Miller killed himself shortly after he started taking Zoloft. His parents and those of other teenage suicides recently won a victory when the F.D.A. issued a strong warning about adolescent use of antidepressants.

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Oedipus Bronx

As George Steinbrenner’s two sons step up to take over the New York Yankees, the question remains: Can they rule the kingdom as equals? A family drama in progress.

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The Bloomberg Vista

What the mayor really wants for Lower Manhattan.

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The Bush Administration vs. Salim Hamdan

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After the Imperial Presidency

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20 Years and 5 Editors Later …

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Andrew Bird Discovers His Inner Operatic Folkie

Alone with his violin, his whistling and his thoughts, a singer-songwriter finds his sound.

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The Thinker

How did Kelly Jolley turn Auburn University into a hotbed of philosophical talent?

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The Making of Andrew Cuomo

He is not, politically, like his father or, temperamentally, like Eliot Spitzer. He does want to redeem Albany and, maybe, himself.
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Nolan Ryan’s New Pitch

Can he do what no others, George W. Bush included, have done—turn the Texas Rangers into a profitable, championship baseball team?

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G.M., Detroit and the Fall of the Black Middle Class

The Powell family left the South in the 1960s, seeking better opportunities up North in the auto industry. Now the life they built is in danger of slipping away.