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    The Many Manilas

    Miguel Syjuco reflects on the tangled capital of the Philippines.
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    Yours Ever, Plum

    The letters—and life—of P.G. Wodehouse, even if he claimed to 'ignore real life altogether.' Reviewed by Christopher Buckley.
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    Goodbye, Liz!

    Tina Fey’s iconic ‘30 Rock’ sings its swan song.
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    Tickling Our Minds

    Adam Phillips will make you think differently. Robert McCrum profiles the psychologist and literary critic.
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    All That Jazz

    Hong Kong-born chanteuse Karen Mok is ready to take the West by storm.
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    Clean or Green?

    The u.s. centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently launched the One and Only Campaign, an endeavor aimed not—as the name might suggest—at promoting marital monogamy, but ­rather at reducing the improper reuse of certain medical devices. By its estimate, well over 100,000 Americans in the last decade have been exposed to infections such as hepatitis and HIV because of unsafe injections, such as reused needles or vials of medicine that have been dipped into more than once. These exposures have resulted in dozens of increasingly well-publicized outbreaks, such as the 21 cases of hepatitis C spread from one dialysis center in New Jersey. Indeed, the CDC now has a website to keep the public informed of the latest trouble.
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    Colm Toibin’s Dublin

    For the past 40 years the novelist has lived in one city. He talks to Henry Krempels about the literary birthplace of Oscar Wilde and James Joyce.
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    The Monster Metropolis

    William Dalrymple, the acclaimed history and travel author, writes about the messy megacity that he calls home.
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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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    A Winter’s Tale

    From Lawrence Wright's expose of Scientology to Max Boot's history of guerilla warfare, Newsweek picks the year's must-reads.
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    Eunuchs of the Universe

    Tom Wolfe's searing indictment of how the world of finance went wrong and who the new Masters of the Universe are today.
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    ‘This Brother Needs Help’

    Tavis Smiley sounds off on Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’ and how it flubs the history of American slavery.
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    A Lost Generation

    AIDS silenced the arts. Newsweek’s film critic recalls the toughest story of his career.
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    Why Your Resolutions Fail

    Every year we promise to change our behavior, and every year we screw it up. Oliver Burkeman explains why—and points to a surer path to happiness.
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    Raising Kids the Primitive Way

    Hold them, share them, let them run free. Jared Diamond on why the traditional way of raising kids is better than ours.
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    Modern Art, Defined

    An exhibition looks at abstraction—the movement that defines 
modern art. By Blake Gopnik
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    The Mad One

    Kristen Stewart goes on the road with Kerouac. By Marlow Stern.
  • Richard Rosendale

    Hospitality MacGyver

    He calls it the War Room. Located behind 30-ton blast doors in a fallout shelter—built for Congress in the late 1950s and nicknamed “The Last Resort”—its walls are papered with plans, diagrams, and calendars that painstakingly plot out the minutes ’til the Big Day. Across the hall is a replica of the battle site, stocked with high-tech equipment and laid out inch-by-inch to resemble what he’ll find when he touches down on French soil.
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    Johnny’s World

    Japan’s elusive boy-band kingpin speaks out. By Robert Michael Poole
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    God is Great

    For one critic, the dearth of spirituality in art is a problem of biblical proportions.
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    Pop Goes the Art Bubble

    The rich keep spending millions and driving up prices. But what happens when the bubble bursts?
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    What Fred Said

    A longtime veteran of ‘Saturday Night Live’, Armisen sounds off on the return of his IFC show ‘Portlandia’ and mimicking Penny Marshall.
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    The End of Pasta

    Temperatures are rising. Rainfalls are shifting. Droughts are intensifying. What will we eat when wheat won’t grow.
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    Mark Duplass

    The writer-director-actor on ripping off ‘Rocky’.
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    Sayed Kashua on sadness and sin in the Holy Land.
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    A Beautiful Mind

    Marion Cotillard on motherhood, the 1 percent, and her ‘Rust and Bone’ role that will make you do a double take.