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"Fascinating . . . full of insight and the observational flare of excellent magazine writing . . . This entertaining guide to the art of getting things done gets it done with style." (Publisher's Weekly)


I wrote about Tesla, artificial intelligence, and Musk's philosophy of risk. Click here to listen to the version from The Daily. (New York Times Magazine)

I interviewed epidemiologists, mathematicians, and physicists to determine the answer to a life-or-death question: What's the best way to prioritize a vaccination campaign? (Wired)

They’re an elite unit trained to tackle earthquakes, hurricanes, and other catastrophes. They're never harried or anxious or unprepared. And they can teach us a lot about getting things done with speed and style. (GQ)

"My dream,” Vongerichten says, “would be to open a restaurant a month and then get rid of it.” (New York Times Magazine)

On the job in North Carolina with a crew that specializes in cemetery relocations. (Oxford American)

If an animal can't feel pain, may a vegan eat it? (Slate)


Christopher Cox has written about politics, business, books, and science for The New York Times Magazine, GQ, Harper’s, Wired, and Slate. In 2020, he was named a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT and a visiting scholar at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. He was formerly the chief editor of Harper’s Magazine and executive editor of GQ, where he worked on stories that won the Pulitzer Prize, the PEN Literary Award for Journalism, and multiple National Magazine Awards. Cox  lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Georgia, and their two daughters.

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