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Good Jill, Bad Jill

Newsweek profiled Jill Abramson, who was fired yesterday as executive editor of The New York Times, in a July 2013 cover story


Patricia Hampl on a gray streetscape that one day burst into color.

Is Russian Spy Anna Chapman Cashing In Already?

As part of the spy-swap deal that let her leave the country, flame-haired Russian sleeper agent Anna Chapman agreed to what U.S. officials claimed was a strict condition: she could not profit from her story. There's disagreement now over whether she's sticking with the deal.

Guns at Obama Rallies: Where's the Outrage?

It was surprising the first time it happened. Last week, Secret Service officials discovered a man carrying a concealed semiautomatic weapon at a town-hall meeting hosted by President Obama. "How could that happen?" was the question that followed, at one point from the lips of Chris Matthews, who scolded the flippant offender in a nationally televised interview.

Great Tennis Became Great Art

When sports junkies describe the games we love as art, the Rafael Nadal–Roger Federer final at last year's Wimbledon is what we mean. It stretched across an entire Sunday, including five hours of much-needed, nerve-settling rain delays—one stupefying rally after another.

The Filter: July 14, 2008

A round-up of this morning's must-read stories.MAKING IT: HOW CHICAGO SHAPED OBAMA(Ryan Lizza, New Yorker)Obama likes to discuss his unusual childhood—his abandonment by his father and his upbringing by a sometimes single mother and his grandparents in Indonesia and Hawaii—and the three years in the nineteen-eighties when he worked as a community organizer in Chicago, periods of his life chronicled at length in his first memoir, "Dreams from My Father." He occasionally refers to his time in...