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Russia Is Dying

Peter Pomerantsev on Oliver Bullough’s bleak mix of biography and reportage that looks inside the soul of a bitter country.
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For God and Putin

After years of repression under Communist rule, the Orthodox Church is back at the heart of Russian politics.
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Friend Me On Safaritube

Clay Knight began his digital career by hacking into Deutsche Bank. Then Citi. Bank of America didn’t present too much trouble. Knight was one of the good guys: a double agent employed by the banks to penetrate the hacking community and work out the banks’ weaknesses. The anti-hacking software he helped develop was sold for $67 million: though after the venture capitalists got their money back, Knight only received enough to start up some small ventures of his own. He moved to a company that creates cutting-edge digital startups: always exploring, always hunting for that elusive “next big Internet thing.” But while the Facebooks and LinkedIns went mega, he could only look on.
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Moscow Mon Amour

Meet a mega-rich Pygmalion, his coarse ‘creation,’ and a romantic who battles the wrecking ball.
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La Bellissima

Anna Netrebko cleaned toilets as a student to make ends meet. Now she is a diva to die for.
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The Lost Girl

Why did a supermodel at the top of her game—hauntingly beautiful and only 20—kill herself in 2008? A filmmaker describes his three-year quest for clues, and answers.