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Kaboom

They were young and in love and pregnant and partial to heroin and living in a Village apartment with a lot of heavy weaponry lying about. What could possibly go wrong?

Apr 2013
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Taming Peter Beard

The photographer, playboy, and Warhol pal never seemed to care much about his legacy or making money. Now that he’s 75, his wife, Nejma, wants to change all that—even if it means clawing back work he used to pay off bar tabs and infuriating his friends.

Feb 2013
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Cheating Upwards

Stuyvesant kids do it. Harvard kids do it. Smart kids may especially do it. But why?

Sep 2012
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On the Rabbi’s Knee

Do Orthodox Jews have a Catholic-priest problem?

May 2006
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A Daughter’s Revenge

Brigitte Harris cut off her father’s penis, accidentally killing him in the process, because, she says, he sexually abused her for years. In 2009, she was convicted of second-degree manslaughter, and sentenced to five to fifteen years. This week she’ll have her first parole hearing. Should she be released?

Apr 2012
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The Archbishop of Charm

If anyone can repair the church’s image, it’s Timothy Dolan. Except there are only so many nice ways to say no.

Sep 2009
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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.

Oct 2009
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This Is the Part Where the Superhero Discovers He Is Mortal

Wesley Autrey jumped in front of a speeding subway train to save a man’s life. Then things really got tricky.

Apr 2007
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Kidnapped at Birth

One day Nejdra Nance realized the woman she had called Mom for 23 years may have been at the center of one of the most harrowing kidnappings in decades—hers.

Oct 2011
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A Bronx Science Experiment

When principal Valerie Reidy turned the city’s legendary high school into a laboratory, her reforms nearly blew the place up.

Dec 2011
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A Serial Killer in Common

Five prostitutes disappear. Bodies turn up on a beach. Now the families of the victims have formed a kind of sisterhood. They ask: Who murdered my daughter? Who was my sister—really?

May 2011
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“I Did It”

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

Oct 2010
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“My Aircraft”

Why Sully may be the last of his kind.

Feb 2009