In this issue:
"Paging Dr. Carson", by Amy Davidson: How a kid from Detroit went to Yale.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"By a Hair", by Charles Bethea: A hairdresser and scholar of ancient hair styles analyzes Trump's comb-over.
"Oliver Sacks", by Atul Gawande: Atul Gawande remembers the late doctor and author.
A REPORTER AT LARGE
"The Worst of the Worst", by Patrick Radden Keefe: Judy Clarke excelled at saving the lives of notorious killers. Then she took the case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
A CRITIC AT LARGE
"Body Count", by Kelefa Sanneh: Engulfed by crime, many blacks once agitated for more police and harsher penalties.
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