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  • Red Bull

    Space Shot

    An energy drink’s latest extreme sport.
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    Things Still Fall Apart

    The great Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe has died at the age of 82. Novelist Uzodinma Iweala celebrates his memoir of the Biafran war.
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    My Proof of Heaven

    When a neurosurgeon found himself in a coma, he experienced things he never thought possible—a journey to the afterlife.
  • Islamic Galleries

    Honoring the Art of Empires

    In a time of turmoil, the Louvre’s new Islamic galleries offer up a reminder of the complexity and grandeur of Muslim history.
  • Madison


    Susanna Daniel learns to love a place that is indisputably in the Midwest.
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    A Mystery from a Master

    Novelist Akhil Sharma says Lawrence Osborne’s second book, 'The Forgiven,' spins a haunting tale set in Morocco.
  • India Becoming

    Welcome to Modern India!

    We're in a golden age of writing about India, and Rob Verger, Jacob Silverman and Mythili Rao pick three essential new reads.
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    Timelessness In Kolkata

    Novelist Chitra Divakaruni on the Bengali capital—in spite of 'Bollywoodization,' the city holds on to traditions.
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    A Wanted Man

    Inspired by his experiences, the fearless Indian journalist Tarun Tejpal tells 'The Story of My Assassins' in his new novel.
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    Damian Lewis

    The ‘Homeland’ star on having a split personality.
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    Exploring Leiden on Two Wheels

    Novelist Jean Kwok remembers being perched on the luggage rack of her boyfriend’s bicycle, in a town of poetry and grace.
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    Just Play It

    David Byrne has been performing all his life, so why not write about it? He talks to Malcolm Jones about 'How Music Works.'
  • The Revenge of Geography, by Robert D. Kaplan

    The Border is Vanishing

    Like it or not, Mexico is pushing north into the United States. A look at the future, from a new book by Robert D. Kaplan.
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    What Does Anna Want Next?

    From celeb-filled fundraisers in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village to state dinners at the White House, rumors of political aspirations for the Vogue editrix are flying around town.
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    American Hero

    The author of 'A Wanted Man' talks to Janice Kaplan about Tom Cruise's new role as Jack Reacher.
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    Written Britain

    Katie Baker looks at a British Museum exhibit that explores the places intimately bound up with the literature of the United Kingdom.
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    Meow! Cat’s Comeback

    Chan Marshall, better known as Cat Power, is a musician with a bit of baggage. Now she's 40 and embarking on a new chapter.
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    Disaster, American Style

    David Cay Johnston, author of 'The Fine Print,' says America's neglect of its infrastructure puts lives at risk.
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    San Diego

    Pulitzer-winning poet Rae Armantrout ponders a place whose lack of charisma can be called mysterious, with silence at its center.
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    The Museum of the Future

    Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk explains why he built a museum dedicated to the glory and tragedy of one fictional couple’s love.
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    Ira Glass

    I’ve definitely had a f--ked up life in a lot of ways, but not because of big turning points where I made the wrong choice. It’s more like character flaws that played out slowly over time. The one exception was the decision to get a dog. That had a lasting effect.
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    I Still Believe in Lance

    To hell with the doping charges. Lance Armstrong performed miracles. Stop tearing down our idols. Why I still believe.
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    Time Travel in Rome

    One day André Aciman stumbled into one of Rome’s 122 commemorative plaques -- and relived Rome's famous past.
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    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.