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  • A Masterpiece in Jeopardy

    The biographer of the great Brooklyn Bridge on how a proposed new building could ruin an icon of American ingenuity.
  • Dylan Gets Romantic

    Bob Dylan reinvents himself (again) on album No. 33. Some fans will love it. Us—we're still not sure.
  • Newsmakers: Hogan, Foxx, Gibson

    Despite all the shortages in this economy, there's one thing Hollywood will never run out of: celebrities saying stupid things. Decide for yourself who takes the bigger booby prize—Hulk Hogan or Jamie Foxx.
  • Mail Call: From the Left, an Attack on Obama

    'Obama Is Wrong': Readers responding to our April 6 cover story were divided—and often passionate—in their views about the Nobel Prize-winning economist. "I am not a very religious person, but I thank God for Paul Krugman," one wrote. Another argued that "Krugman has been right too often for an intelligent person like the president to disregard his views." Detractors, not surprisingly, were less generous. "Krugman is very adept at analyzing the past but hasn't a clue about the future," one commented. "Obama is well advised to ignore him." ...
  • Kal Penn Abandons House, MD, for White House, D.C.

    Kal Penn has hung up his hospital scrubs. His character died on "House" last week so that Penn can start a new job—in the White House. He'll work as associate director at the Office of Public Liaison, as the point person for the arts and Asian-American communities. He spoke to Ramin Setoodeh. ...
  • The Axelrods' Battle With Epilepsy

    Epilepsy entered our lives more than 25 years ago, and unless things change, I fear that outcomes for families in the future won't be any better than they were for us.
  • "Spinal Tap" and Its Influence

    'Spinal Tap' made mockumentaries the art form of our time. It also made life hell for every struggling hair-metal band—just ask Anvil.
  • Epilepsy in America: What Must Be Done

    It was supposed to be an ordinary Saturday. on Feb. 16, 2008—a cool but not cold late winter's day—my wife and I had plans for a late breakfast with a colleague of mine in New York when the call came. The bright, beautiful 4-year-old son of our closest friends had died in his sleep, the victim of an epileptic seizure. Henry Foster Lapham—he is the wonderful child pictured here—had been diagnosed with epilepsy shortly before the attack that killed him; in the vernacular of the world of epilepsy, Henry suffered what is called Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy.There are no words to capture the horror of what happened to Henry. At a service in his memory in the Little Chapel on the grounds of St. Albans School in the shadow of Washington National Cathedral—the pain in the small sanctuary was palpable; I can feel it even now, more than a year later—his parents, Gardiner and Nicholas Lapham, somehow mustered the courage to speak. Here is part of what Nicholas said: "Gardiner and I are...