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Graeme Wood is a staff editor at The Atlantic. His articles and reviews have appeared in many publications including The New Yorker, Good magazine, and The American.

All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid

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All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid

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How the 1987 scandal of would-be presidential candidate Gary Hart gave us the political news cycle of today.
Thirteen Days in September

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Thirteen Days in September

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How the Camp David Accords between Israel and Egypt happened -- against the odds.
No Place to Hide

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No Place to Hide

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The journalist who brought the Snowden leaks to the world's attention tells his story.

Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot

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Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot

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A whimsical protest in Russia earned three women the wrath of the government -- and a chance at heroism.

Days of God

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Days of God

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Imam vs. Autocrat: a look at the history and personalities behind the Iranian Revolution.

Joseph Anton

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Joseph Anton

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Salman Rushdie unfolds the story of a writer''s life plunged into nightmare by a dying cleric's verdict on his novel.

The Lower River

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The Lower River

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A former Peace Corps volunteer tries to return to an idyllic African village, only to discover a nightmare.

The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin

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The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin

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A journalist unveils the hidden history of Russia's prime minister.

Babel No More: The Search for the World’s Most Extraordinary Language Learners

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Babel No More: The Search for the World’s Most Extraordinary Language Learners

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How many languages can one human mind master?

Graeme Wood on Christopher Hitchens

In the Margin

Graeme Wood on Christopher Hitchens

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 Atlantic contributing editor and BNR contributor Graeme Wood discusses the influence and legacy of Christopher Hitchens.

The Fear

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The Fear

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A rare portrait of life—anddeath—in Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe.

I Am the Market

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I Am the Market

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A drug-smugglingmastermind spills his trade secrets.