George V. Higgins

George V. Higgins is a lawyer who served as an assistant U.S. attorney in Massachusetts before undertaking an assignment to report on Watergate for The Atlantic. He has also written three novels: The Friends of Eddie Coyle, The Digger’s Game, and Cogan’s Trade.

George V. Higgins: Magazine articles

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Where the Wild Things Go

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.


Adults Need Playtime Too

When was the last time you played your favorite childhood game?


Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.


The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air