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  • Access Hollywood
  • Lights, camera, super-PAC! How DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg became the Democrats’ high-grossing showbiz money man.

Pretty soon, super-savvy robots will give you a life of leisure. They’ll just be stealing your job first.
Stay Gold
Stay Gold
No big endorsements, no reality TV, no cereal boxes. Ten months after bringing home Olympic gold, Claressa “T-Rex” Shields just keeps fighting.
Return to Sender
Return to Sender
The growing evangelical adoption movement places desperate orphans with Jesus-loving families. The match isn’t always made in heaven.

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Warren’s peace; Same-sex uni; DIY revolution; The solon’s salon; Don’t read the comment section, you jerk.; Glock the vote.; The NRA: soldiers of fortune

Mixed Media

Tig Notaro on finding comedy in cancer; A grieving nation’s letters to Newtown; Old-time fiddler Bruce Molsky; Conservation and critterature with journalist Jon Mooallem; Book, film, and music reviews

Food + Health

Cover: photograph courtesy of the family; Robot illustrations on cover by Roberto Parada


1 Peter Stone (“This Gun’s for Hire“) has reported on money and politics for more than two decades.

Mac McClelland would like to thank her family members, again, for agreeing to just one more interview (“Schizophrenic. Killer. My Cousin“); 2 Jeremy Harris’ photos have appeared in Rolling Stone and Kerrang!

Andy Kroll awkwardly ate alone at one of LA’s finest restaurants to glimpse the true life of a movie mogul (“Access Hollywood“); Robert Risko’s illustrations of the glitterati have been featured in Vanity Fair for 30 years.

In November, 3 Roberto Parada narrowly beat our machine future (“Terminated“) by doing one of Newsweek‘s last print covers.

4 Kathryn Joyce is the author of The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption; her article (“Return to Sender“) was supported by a Knight Luce Fellowship for Reporting on Global Religion.

After following boxer Claressa Shields from Michigan to China (“Stay Gold“), 5 Zackary Canepari is editing a documentary about the teenage Olympic champion.

Even though it was written on her list of prepared questions, 6 Sydney Brownstone chickened out of telling comedian Tig Notaro (“You’ll Laugh, You’ll Cry“) her best joke: It’s about a whale who walks into a bar with a shotgun and a six-pack. There is no punch line.

Peter Stone
Jeremy Harris Roberto Parada
Kathryn Joyce
Zackary Canepri Sydney Brownstone