Christopher Maag

Christopher Maag has written about smart people doing dumb things for The New York Times, TIME, Salon, Popular Mechanics, and other fine places.

Stories By Christopher Maag


Brooklyn’s Backyard Drag Queen

The Scion of Hot Dogs

A third-generation hot dog vendor struggles to turn a profit in a markedly changed Manhattan, but holds tight to the old family business.

Silencing the Subway

Inside a high-tech effort to minimize the maddening racket in the New York underground.

The Invisible Island

Nearly one million people are buried in mass graves off of the Bronx. But the city prefers you know nothing about it.