As he nears the end of his third (and this time final) term, Mike Bloomberg is already gearing up for his next act—to use his money, influence, andambition to shape the cities of the world in his own data-obsessed, nanny-state-loving image. By Gabriel Sherman
From a rough upbringing in the projects on Avenue D, Hector Monsegur grew into perhaps the most influential hacker in the world, a Che Guevara of the Internet who attacked the powerful in the name of the oppressed. Then the FBI came knocking, and he embraced a very different calling. By Steve Fishman
When ex–New Republic editor Peter Beinart wrote The Crisis of Zionism, his polemic against Israel’s settlement policies, he could have predicted the conservative response. What he didn’t see coming was all the liberal outrage. By Jason Zengerle
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