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Alex Traub
3 months ago
One of America's richest heirs kidnapped by a Brooklyn fireman, 100 FBI agents losing track of a bagman's car, allegations of an inside job and illicit love affair, a sprawling liquor conglomerate wiped out — after months in the archives, my latest story
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@krithikavaragur
Krithika Varagur
a day ago
so happy to finally share this incredible true story about the Punjabi princess— born and raised in Victorian England, & who openly had a decades-long queer relationship— who saved a dozen Jewish refugees from Nazis near the end of her life @nybooks
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Alex Traub
6 days ago
Sylvère Lotringer — "philosopher of kinky sex," P.T. Barnum of postmodernism, force behind French theory's hipness, provocateur of the American mainstream — felt consumed by trying outrun his childhood memories of Nazi rule. My latest obit
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Alex Traub
a month ago
The ascendant cliché "live rent-free in your head" belongs to a time when what matters epistemologically is attention and who deserves it, not what is true or what should be believed
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WmFerguson
a month ago
Heartbreaking story: Iohan Gueorguiev was the kind of person most of us admire and live through vicariously as he recounted his bikepacking adventures. His suicide just stopped me cold.
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Alex Traub
a month ago
The romance of Iohan Gueorguiev's life, and his niche YouTube stardom, depended on chance meetings along the open road, travel unchecked by borders — everything that pandemic restrictions made impossible. He committed suicide at 33 years old.
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@DanBarryNYT
Dan Barry
a month ago
Read all about the hack. I am the subject of today’s “Behind the Byline” feature in the ⁦⁦@nytimes⁩. Both an honor and akin to being put on a writing therapist’s couch. Well done by ⁦⁦@alexetraub⁩.
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@coreykilgannon
Corey Kilgannon
a month ago
"As the junior member of The Times’s Obituaries desk...I keep our list of recent deaths. Every tip from a Times reporter, every voice mail from a mourner and every entreaty from a publicist with a posthumous client — I record them all..."
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Alex Traub
a month ago
I wrote about why my job keeping The Times’s list of deaths does not make me a ghoulish bouncer
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@miriampawel
Miriam Pawel
a month ago
A true reporter’s tale … proving yet again that curiosity is that essential quality (all too often absent)
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Alex Traub
a month ago
I wrote about why my job keeping The Times’s list of deaths does not make me a ghoulish bouncer
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Sharon Waxman
a month ago
I didn’t think it was possible to appreciate Ed Keating more than I did, but this obituary made me. Rest In Peace, Ed. Your indomitable journalist’s spirit lives on, and the work is for absolute ever. #respect #humanity #journalism@ColumbiaSpec
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Sarah Bahr
2 months ago
This @alexetraub story of how today's @NYTmag photos of ancient Athenian ruins came together is just astonishing. I had no idea how much went into this.
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Michael Powell
2 months ago
"If you’re not interested in controversy, if you’re not interested in cutting against the grain, why be a reporter?" I had the pleasure of talking with @alexetraub about reporting on the Issues That Set Our Brains on Fire:
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