June 2010

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James Fallows on how Google can save the news business, Mark Bowden on the hunt for a computer worm, James Parker on Lady Gaga, Caitlin Flanagan on why girls are enduring the hookup culture, and more

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How to Save the News

Google knows that its search function is only as valuable as the information it helps you find—a principal source of which is the beleaguered news business. That’s why the company assigned some of its top thinkers to the puzzle of how to make journalism pay. Their answers may revolutionize the media.

Photography by John Bartelstone

Ghosts of New York

Immigrant artisans created an exuberant American art form on New York’s tenements at the turn of the 20th century. The only major public collection of their work now lies in a heap behind the Brooklyn Museum. Its odyssey reveals much about a changing city— and a changing culture.

Alex Ostroy

The Enemy Within

A new worm has infected millions of computers. Its creators wield the most advanced encryption known to man, and have stumped the best cyber-security experts in the world. No one knows what the worm’s masters are planning to use it for. And no one knows how to stop it.

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