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Rules of the Game

What journalism school won’t teach you.

Art of Darkness

He’s creeped us out, freaked us out, and occasionally bored us silly. Now, with A History of Violence, director David Cronenberg delivers a savvy, suspenseful chiller for grown-ups and resumes his place as Hollywood’s scariest—and smartest—misfit.

GQ
Oct 2005

Albert Brooks Knows the Whole, Hellish Truth

Saddam Hussein is training kamikaze pilots, and the spicy gumbo looks suspiciously fattening. What, you think that’s funny?

Sep 1999
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Ghosts in the House

How Toni Morrison fostered a generation of black writers.

Oct 2003

Oprah Calling

After years of running MTV, Christina Norman wanted a break. Then, at 44, she got the job offer of a lifetime.

Aug 2010

Professor Hersey

One student, the iconic author of Hiroshima, and six timeless takeaways.

May 2013

West Side Fixer-Upper

New ideas for Lincoln Center that don’t involve dynamite.

Jul 2003

Building Plans

When the biggest structures are suddenly destroyed, what will someday replace the rubble?

Sep 2001

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
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Money

The root of all insecurity.

Apr 2012

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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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
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Flesh of My Flesh

Jun 1998
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A Plaything for the King’s Superfluous Wives

A short story imagining Pol Pot as a teenager in 1939.

Jul 2013
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The Consummation

A short story imagining Mao Tse-Tung as a teenager in 1908.

Jul 2013
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Lado’s Disciple

A short story imagining Joseph Stalin as a teenager in 1895.

Jul 2013
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Bottle Cap

A short story imagining Rafael Trujillo as a teenager in 1908.

Jul 2013