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An Epic Heist in Paris, and a Boondoggle in Wisconsin

(Source: newyorker.com)

A burglar nicknamed Spider-Man robbed a Paris museum of seventy million dollars’ worth of art in one night. But selling masterpieces, he found, was harder than stealing them. An editor who worked on “The Apprentice” explains how the show made Donald Trump the man he is today. We examine how an electronics plant in Wisconsin that promised lots of jobs turned into an epic boondoggle. And the poet Terrance Hayes offers a sonnet for the new year.

An American Sonnet by Terrance Hayes

In an ongoing series of sonnets, the writer describes what it feels like to be a black man in America right now.

An Insider from “The Apprentice” on How the Show Made Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s image got a serious makeover when he became a reality-TV star. It carried him all the way to the White House.

For a French Burglar, Stealing Masterpieces Is Easier Than Selling Them

Vjeran Tomic carried out the biggest art heist of his generation: seventy million dollars’ worth of paintings removed from a Paris museum. But that’s where his troubles began.

With Foxconn, Wisconsin Bought Jobs at an Astronomical Cost

A Taiwanese electronics giant building a plant in Wisconsin should have been a great deal for American workers. Instead, they’ll be paying for decades.

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