Can Andy Byford Save the Subways?

A look at the work of the Plymouth Argyle supporting former London Underground station foreman who is charged with solving New York’s transport woes. The author tails him in meetings with staff, customers and officials and the resulting piece offers insight into tangled local politics, complex logistics, and the art of management.

After the Fall

John Lanchester analyses the impact of the financial crisis a decade on. A potent mix of fine writing, economic analysis, and a concern to place the narrative in a political and social context that helps the reader to make sense of what happened.

The Fast and Furious Michael Avenatti

A profile of Stormy DanielsÕ lawyer, who is leading the charge in her lawsuit against Donald Trump on three fronts_Ñ_in the court room, on social media and on the talk shows. As his client puts it_Ñ_Òevery time I watch him work, I think, This is what it must have been like to see the Sistine Chapel being painted. But instead of paint, Michael uses the tears of his enemies.Ó http://bit.ly/nyt-avenatti

Queens of Infamy: Joanna of Naples

A new entry in a series that profiles “badass world-historical women of centuries past.” Joanna of Naples had an extraordinary life even by the standards of the 14th century’s topsy-turvy geopolitics. Escape from her castle by night, papal trials, attacks on her kingdom by her own relations and four husbands of varying quality all feature in this engaging portrait.