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Patrick Radden Keefe

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Past articles by Patrick:

A Juror Explains Why a C.I.A. Hacker Was Convicted

In a retrial, prosecutors made a persuasive case that Joshua Schulte had leaked hacking tools as an act of petty revenge against agency colleagues. → Read More

José Andrés Feeds Ron Howard, Then Feeds Him Some More

The two friends discuss their new documentary, “We Feed People,” and how the chef’s World Central Kitchen has served twenty million hot meals to displaced Ukrainians since February. → Read More

An Astounding List of Artists Helped Persuade the Met to Remove the Sackler Name

Richard Serra, Kara Walker, and Ai Weiwei were among a group of more than seventy that quietly pressured the museum to end its association with the family that made a fortune on the opioid crisis. → Read More

Philip Montgomery’s Up-Close Portrait of an America in Crisis

For nearly a decade, the photographer has been chronicling the country’s historic struggles, with an intimacy that can be achieved only by getting uncomfortably close. → Read More

An Insider from the Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy Speaks Out

A new memoir by a victims’ advocate describes a process that seemed fixed from the start. → Read More

This Is What Billionaire Justice Looks Like

The Sackler family is poised to evade litigation stemming from its role in the opioid crisis. Here's how it happened. → Read More

Purdue Pharma and the Sackler Family’s Plan to Keep Its Billions

The Trump Administration is poised to make a settlement with Purdue Pharma that it can claim as a victory for opioid victims. But the proposed outcome would leave the company’s owners enormously wealthy—and off the hook for good. → Read More

The Irish Border Is a Scar

Could Brexit reignite the Troubles in Northern Ireland? → Read More

Separating the Myth from the Man in the El Chapo Verdict

Patrick Radden Keefe writes about Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo, who this week was convicted in a federal court in Brooklyn. → Read More

How Mark Burnett Resurrected Donald Trump as an Icon of American Success

With “The Apprentice,” the TV producer mythologized Trump—then a floundering D-lister—as the ultimate titan, paving his way to the Presidency, Patrick Radden Keefe writes. → Read More

Why Were a Filmmaker and a Journalist Arrested in Northern Ireland?

Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey estimate that, in total, as many as a hundred officers took part in the operation—a show of force that seems hard to account for, unless the objective was intimidation. → Read More

How a Notorious Gangster Was Exposed by His Own Sister

Astrid Holleeder secretly recorded her brother’s murderous confessions. Will he exact revenge? → Read More

Travels with Anthony Bourdain

Patrick Radden Keefe remembers Anthony Bourdain, who has died at the age of sixty-one. → Read More

The Last Testament of a Former I.R.A. Terrorist

Patrick Radden Keefe writes that the documentary film “I, Dolours,” which premières this weekend, sheds new light on the murder of Jean McConville, one of the most infamous acts during the Troubles in Northern Ireland. → Read More

McMaster and Commander

Can a national-security adviser retain his integrity if the President has none? → Read More

Donald Trump Speaks About the Opioid Crisis

On Thursday afternoon, the President delivered a speech on opioid abuse in America. Below, New Yorker writers offer some initial reactions to the news. → Read More

The Family That Built an Empire of Pain

The Sackler dynasty’s ruthless marketing of painkillers has generated billions of dollars—and millions of addicts. → Read More

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Carl Icahn’s Failed Raid on Washington

Was President Trump’s richest adviser focussed on helping the country—or his own bottom line? → Read More

Carl Icahn’s Failed Raid on Washington

Was President Trump’s richest adviser focussed on helping the country—or his own bottom line? → Read More