February 4, 2019
A Reporter at Large
A Grand Plan to Clean the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Can a controversial young entrepreneur rid the ocean of plastic trash?
by Carolyn Kormann
January 28, 2019
The Secrets of Lyndon Johnson’s Archives
On a Presidential paper trail.
by Robert A. Caro
January 14, 2019
A Reporter at Large
The French Burglar Who Pulled Off His Generation’s Biggest Art Heist
The skilled climber and thief Vjeran Tomic, whom the French press referred to as Spider-Man, has described robbery as an act of imagination.
by Jake Halpern
December 24 & 31, 2018
Letter from Beijing
China’s Bizarre Program to Keep Activists in Check
As part of “stability maintenance,” people the state considers troublemakers may be sent to jail—or sent on vacation.
by Jianying Zha
December 17, 2018
A Critic at Large
The Contested Legacy of Atticus Finch
Harper Lee’s beloved father figure became a talking point during the Kavanaugh hearings and is now coming to Broadway. Is he still a hero?
by Casey Cep
November 26, 2018
How Extreme Weather Is Shrinking the Planet
With wildfires, heat waves, and rising sea levels, large tracts of the earth are at risk of becoming uninhabitable. But the fossil-fuel industry continues its assault on the facts.
by Bill McKibben
November 19, 2018
Letter from Cuba
The Mystery of the Havana Syndrome
Unexplained brain injuries afflicted dozens of American diplomats and spies. What happened?
by Adam Entous and Jon Lee Anderson
November 5, 2018
Letter from Oklahoma
America’s Other Family-Separation Crisis
Sending a mother to prison can have a devastating effect on her children. Why, then, do we lock so many women up?
by Sarah Stillman
October 29, 2018
Letter from Missouri
Claire McCaskill’s Toughest Fight
In one of the closest races of the midterms, the Missouri senator strategizes to save her seat from a Trump Republican.
by Nicholas Lemann
October 22, 2018
Annals of Media
The Growth of Sinclair’s Conservative Media Empire
The company has achieved formidable reach by focussing on small markets where its TV stations can have a big influence.
by Sheelah Kolhatkar