Shiny Objects

When Justin Bieber was cited for reckless driving last month, the teen heartthrob claimed he was simply trying to avoid aggressive paparazzi. His car, however, made flying under the radar impossible. Bieber’s $110,000 Fisker Karma is custom coated with a mirrorlike chrome body wrap. It’s a look that’s currently all the rage among platinum-selling rappers such as Flo Rida—who chromed out his $2.4 million Bugatti Veyron—pro athletes, and other wealthy spotlight seekers like Scott Disick of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

Dude Is a Rock Star

Gustavo Dudamel is the Elvis of the orchestra world. He's bridging the generation gap—and saving classical music.

The Sex Addiction Epidemic

It wrecks ­marriages, ­destroys ­careers, and saps self-worth. Yet ­Americans are being ­diagnosed as sex ­addicts in ­record numbers. Inside an epidemic.

Hollywood Confronts the Last Taboo

Full-frontal dude-ity isn’t limited to visual punchlines in comedies like "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and this summer’s "The Hangover Part II." Male genitals (or, to use the now popular Hollywood vernacular, “peens”) are cropping up across the cultural grid.