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It feels like I’ve been a journalist forever. I’ve done the daily journalism thing with The New York Times. I’ve written long-form journalism for everyone from The New York Times Magazine to Wired to Newsweek, Mother Jones, and the American Bar Association Journal. I’ve written a couple of e-books and also five books, including most recently, KATRINA: After the Flood.

Favorite Articles I’ve Written

The Tug of the New-Fangled Slot Machine

I go inside a slot machine factory for the New York Times Magazine. The diabolical brilliance of this modern-day marvel that generates the bulk of any casino’s profits.

The Madness of King George

George Gilder weighs the cost of his pie-eyed tech optimism.

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