Culture

  • Medellín

    Héctor Abad on a corner of Colombia where light battles darkness.
  • 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.
  • An Affair to Remember

    Kati Marton recounts her marriage to the late ambassador Richard Holbrooke and the anchor Peter Jennings. By Susan Cheever.
  • 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.
  • The Next World Wonder

    When the Olympics hits the airwaves, Beijing will be broadcasting them from this new $900 million architectural masterpiece.
  • Generation Screwed

    ‘Boomer America’ never had it so good. As a result, today’s young Americans have never had it so bad.
  • “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.
  • Vince Gilligan

    On how his show ‘Breaking Bad’ almost didn’t happen.
  • 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.
  • I’ll Have What She Had

    Nora Ephron: writer, filmmaker, maven, wit. James Atlas talks to Meryl Streep, Calvin Trillin, and more of Ephron's admirers.
  • Soccer’s Spanish Fury

    The Euro Cup winner’s passionate style has deep roots, says Jimmy Burns, author of the new book 'La Roja.'
  • Wesley Clark

    Watch out, Ryan Seacrest. Reality TV’s oddest new star.
  • Sky Cities

    Imagining the airport of the future as destination.

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