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  • Go, Diego, Go!

    A new exhibit of Velázquez’s late paintings shows why he is Spain’s premier Golden Age artist
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    Wheels of Fortune

    Ferris wheels are getting bigger and turning into a huge business
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    A First for Germany

    Senegalese-born Karamba Diaby just won a seat in Parliament in a historic election.
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    From Porn to Politics

    Adult film star Michael Lucas wades into the debate over gay rights in Russia.
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    Rampage. Regret. Repeat.

    Can we ever stop the cycle? How one lawmaker lost his job fighting for gun control. And why he’d do it again.
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    Robert Langdon, the long-suffering but durable Harvard professor who is the protagonist in The Da Vinci Code and several other Dan Brown novels, has a thing for Harris Tweed. No, make that passion, verging on obsession. At one point in Brown’s new novel, Inferno, Langdon discovers another character sewing a secret pocket into his jacket. “The professor stopped and stared as if she had defaced the Mona Lisa,” Brown writes. “You sliced into the lining of my Harris Tweed?” Langdon erupts in what may his most emotional moment in the entire novel.
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    Broken China?

    The world’s second-largest economy takes a fall.
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    The Unknown Kipling

    Three never-before-published poems from the British master.
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    Race to the Poles

    The explorers who risked their lives to be the first to reach the most extreme parts of the earth.
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    Dublin’s Literary Hot Spots

    The city has nurtured writers from Samuel Beckett to Seamus Heaney. Here are the places where you can follow their footsteps.
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    Stories to Watch in 2013

    From India to 
Lebanon to Hollywood, 
our writers and 
editors name the stories you’re likely 
to be hearing 
about this year.
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    Hats Off…

    ...to the dedicated staff of Newsweek and The Daily Beast.
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    How To Save Syria?

    Our experts weigh in on what the U.S. must do to stop the bloodshed.
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    11 Books You Might Have Missed

    Here are the 2012 fiction and nonfiction books that might have flown under the radar—but shouldn't have.
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    Ang Lee

    The ‘Life of Pi’ director on his greatest balancing act.
  • Election Rehab

    Election Rehab

    Twenty cultural events tailor-made for recovering political addicts.
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    New Jersey’s Muscle

    We knew before last week that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was a wily politician—a brash, at times bullying figure whose tone was nonetheless in tune, for the most part, with the state he’s led since January 2010. What Hur­ricane Sandy proved was that Christie is a master anti-politician as well. As he ran the response, toured the wreckage, and comforted residents who lost their homes in the storm, he turned the full blast of his fire-hydrant personality on anyone who dared to talk politics at a time like this. Asked if bit concerned or interest­ed.” He described Obama as “incredibly support­ive,” then embraced him on the tarmac in Atlantic City. Not everyone was happy about Christie putting politics on pause right before the election. “Is it wrong for one man to love another man?” Rush Limbaugh asked, mocking the bipartisan disaster response. But then Limbaugh had posed the same question back in 2010. His answer then? “Because I love Chris Christie.” For most of us last week, the...
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    Tombstone Tourism

    In the last decade, people across the country have begun flocking to these old necropolises, lured by everything from photography workshops to movies.
  • Bing West

    The War Game

    Replicating a meeting of the Principals Committee—the team the president relies on for recommendations about matters of the highest importance—the simulation sought to answer what might happen if the Israelis strike Iran before the November election?
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    Wyclef Jean

    On a very, very baaaad goat.
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    Jeff Probst

    On becoming a relationship guru.