Cover Story Working Skiffs
Through the ancient art of boatbuilding, the teenagers in Joe Youcha's workshop are finding a viable alternative to the streets. by Paul Hond
Alice Neel was one of the 20th century's most provocative portraitists. "Now she's the subject of an emotionally charged film by Andrew Neel, her grandson." by Margaret Moorman
Politics and Prose
The plot turns of Orhan Pamuk's life over the past two years are enough to fill a novel. Lila Azam Zanganeh interviews the Nobel Prize-winning author.
Rash Judgment Scientists can't agree whether Lyme disease is an overhyped "wastebasket diagnosis" or the cause of myriad neurological problems. Columbia researchers led by Brian Fallon are finding answers. by David J. Craig and Amy Sara Clarke
The Fixer Franklin Foer grew up reading the New Republic. Now he's been asked to save it. by Tim Warren
French Preoccupation As a child in Virginia, Robert Paxton valued the idea of France as a cultural and intellectual touchstone. Years later, he took a journey that resulted in a myth-piercing body of work about the Vichy regime. by Robert O. Paxton