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Something Happened

Sending Jon Krakauer to Everest was my idea. After the news broke, I spent the better part of a day wondering if I’d put him in a frozen grave.

Aug 2006

Up, Up, and Away!

At the Draper University of Heroes, tech-world hopefuls are taught to think big, bold, and purposeful—to dream in order to walk. Only then will they be prepared for Silicon Valley’s more mundane reality.

Aug 2013

Deeply, Truly (but Not Physically) in Love

A wife wonders what to do when familiarity breeds a contempt for sex.

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Addicted to Antidepressants?

Scores of patients call Paxil, a top-selling antidepressant, their emotional lifesaver. But some say that getting off the drug has been physically torturous. Now they’re asking, Why weren’t we warned?

Apr 2003
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The Great Pretender

Jul 2007
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Money

The root of all insecurity.

Apr 2012
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Yahoo’s Geek Goddess

In the wake of Marissa Mayer’s jump from Google—where her dazzle sometimes wore thin—to run the struggling Yahoo, the author asks whether she will be its savior or its next big problem. A year and a half in, the results are mixed.

Jan 2014

Accounting for Obamacare

Inside the company that built healthcare.gov.

Dec 2013
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Up in the Air

A few hopeful Israeli and Palestinian conservationists are tracing a new path along the flyways and wildlife corridors of the Jordan Valley—and rediscovering an ancient road map that leads from terror to peace.

Jan 2004

Climate by Numbers

Can a tech firm help farmers survive global warming?

Nov 2013

Our Broken Constitution

Everyone agrees that government isn’t working. Are the founders to blame?

Dec 2013

Cul-de-Sac

What’s a little wife-swapping between neighbors?

Aug 2006

The Show-Woman

Suzan-Lori Parks’s idea for the largest theatre collaboration ever.

Oct 2006

Mammy for the Masses

Hattie McDaniel worked as a maid, and played one on the screen.

Sep 2005
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The Murders at the Lake

In 1982 a brutal triple homicide shook the city of Waco and soon became one of the most confounding criminal cases in Texas history—one that still haunts the many people who have tried to solve it.

Apr 2014
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The Incredible Shrinking Institute

A Versailles of psychiatry for 150 years, the institute of Pennsylvania hospital in west Philadelphia is a gilt-framed mirror for the problems facing mental health care.

The Man Who Sold the War

There was a reason Judith Miller bought into the lies about Iraq—they were part of a $100 million PR campaign hatched by a shadowy Beltway consulting firm. Meet John Rendon, Bush’s general in the propaganda war.

Nov 2005

Thicker Than Water

A Nantucket family’s trial at sea.

Feb 2014
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Body and Soul

Jun 1998
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Sylvie

Jun 1998
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Presbyterian Crosswalk

Jun 1998
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Ninety-Three Million Miles Away

Jun 1998
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The Two-Headed Man

Jun 1998
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Lizards

Jun 1998
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We So Seldom Look on Love

Jun 1998