June 2015

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The botching of capital punishment, why it pays to be a jerk, the emotional genius of Pixar, why age may be Hillary’s secret weapon, and more

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The Mysterious Columba Bush

Who is Jeb’s wife, what effect will she have on his campaign—and what effect will his campaign have on their marriage?


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    Joe Mitchell’s Secret

    The legendary New Yorker writer freely mixed fact and fiction—much of what he wrote wouldn’t meet today’s fact-checking standards. But maybe literary journalism has lost more than it’s gained.



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