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    The Best of Bangkok

    From knockoff goods to a 15-meter Buddha to a vibrant Chinatown, Thailand’s capital is a haven for tourists.
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    The Venice of Egypt

    As the country struggles to boost tourism after the arab spring, all eyes are on the thriving resort of El Gouna.
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    On the Coast of Crimea

    The onetime haunt of Tsarist aristocrats and fearsome Tatars still has plenty of old-world charm.
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    What the Dickens!

    This year’s Dickens bicentennial has inspired countless comparisons. Jimmy So looks around to find the Dickens of the world.
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    Novelist Kyung-sook Shin on the constancy of mountains in a city where you can't expect a landmark to be there a year from now.
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    Readers’ Best Olympic Photos

    We asked readers to submit their favorite photos they took at the 2012 Olympic games. Here are the best submissions so far.
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    Vidal’s Spidery Glee

    Simon Schama says the provocateur brilliantly skewered our self-deceptions, though his irony developed a frosty rime at its bitter edge.
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    My San Francisco Love Affair

    From the Golden Gate bridge to Chinatown, Sloane Crosley reflects on falling in love with San Francisco – and the California dream.
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    Snoop Let the Dogg Out

    The bestselling rap artist, né Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. and formerly known as Snoop Dogg, has changed his name yet again, officially becoming Snoop Lion last week at a press conference in a Jamaican restaurant in Manhattan. With the switch comes a whole new identity—as a reggae singer—and a coordinated media push, including a new album and a documentary about the Dogg’s ascent to the top of the animal kingdom.
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    Don’t Miss the Khvanchkara!

    Georgian wines—including Stalin’s favorite red—are making a comeback after a Russian embargo dried up business.
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    Newsweek's Foodie Awards

    We asked 53 top chefs to compile the finest, oddest, most memorable dining hotspots in the world from Australia to Monaco. Browse the delicious list.
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    Best Eats: Europe

    Meaty Spanish treats, a Swedish locavore, and deep-fried polenta.
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    Héctor Abad on a corner of Colombia where light battles darkness.
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    ‘Goosebumps’ Forever

    Twenty years and 350 million copies later, R.L. Stine tells Marlow Stern he's not 'a training bra for Stephen King.'
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    Going Easy on Joe Pa?

    Will an ill-timed bio by feel-good sportswriter Joe Posnanski be too nice to Joe Paterno? By Tony Dokoupil.
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    Vince Gilligan

    On how his show ‘Breaking Bad’ almost didn’t happen.
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    “It Takes a Lot to Rattle Me”

    She lost her dad, had surgery, and tested positive for a banned substance. How Hope Solo survived—and put U.S. women's soccer in position to bring home gold.
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    Morgan Freeman: The Brains of Batman

    The acclaimed actor opens up to Marlow Stern about ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ legalizing marijuana, and the Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes rumors.
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    Generation Screwed

    ‘Boomer America’ never had it so good. As a result, today’s young Americans have never had it so bad.
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    The Next World Wonder

    When the Olympics hits the airwaves, Beijing will be broadcasting them from this new $900 million architectural masterpiece.
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    More Shades Of Grey

    Publishing goes looking for S&M on the heels of the '50 Shades' craze that shows no sign of dying. By Lizzie Crocker.
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    An Affair to Remember

    Kati Marton recounts her marriage to the late ambassador Richard Holbrooke and the anchor Peter Jennings. By Susan Cheever.
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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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    Mali's Shattered Shrines

    From the moment the followers of Muhammad came roaring out of Arabia, in A.D. 633, they’ve cherished beautiful things. An exhibition that just closed at the Metropolitan Museum in New York showed how the first Muslims were inspired by glorious works from the Greek-speaking world, and their descendants never stopped being art-friendly.
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    Father Tom?

    Long before Scientology, Cruise studied for the priesthood.
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    Brainy Beach Reads

    Skip your standard thriller and pack something deliciously enlightening. Newsweek picks eight books that will teach you something.
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    Game On

    Don’t like gymnastics? NBC is betting you’ll watch the Olympics anyway.
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    Sky Cities

    Imagining the airport of the future as destination.