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This Week's Edition
Maggie Gyllenhaal's Favorite Mistake
On flubbing the lines of perfection.
Big? Jammy? Not Anymore!
California’s new direction.
The Disney Diet
Can cutting junk-food ads make kids healthier?
From Scribble to Table
The very idea of furniture, sketched in the air, made real.
Mornings With My Son
Why I chose fatherhood over fame.
A mix-and-match man breaks items down, then builds them back up.
An Exploded Museum
Get ready for the Olympics of the art world.
A Liberal Takedown of Texas
Gail Collins talks to Michelle Cottle on what the state has done to the rest of us, and why its paranoia about the federal government is so strange.
Girl Meets World
Greta Gerwig on insecurity, marriage, and ‘Lola Versus’.
The Cost of Hope
Terence was dying. Why didn't they know?
Jason Schwartzman’s Awful Massage
On the worst massage of his life.
Feting Fashion’s Sphinx
The anti-celebrity success of Rei Kawakubo.
Can’t Be Tamed
Miley Cyrus grows up.
Waking up early is making us fat.
Melik Kaylan on Nurhan Atasoy’s new history, which examines the eastern empire’s influence on European culture.
The Beach Boys’ Crazy Summer
He heard voices, did drugs and fell apart. Can the band’s reunion tour help put Brian Wilson back together again?
Jeremy Denk's Favorite Mistake
On his ill-fated lab experiment.
Remembering Carlos Fuentes
The passionate novelist was Latin America’s literary father. But Mac Margolis says his footprint stretches far beyond literature.
The Spectacular Spektor
A glimpse into the life of the quirky singer-songwriter.
Rob Verger explores the art of sacred books through the exhibit 'Illuminated' at New York's Rubin Museum.
Walter Cronkite’s Firing Offense
Junkets. A liberal bias. Howard Kurtz on a new biography that reveals how much has changed in America’s news culture.
San Sebastián's Basque Charm
The prolific author Mark Kurlansky on a picturesque Basque port that’s in, but not of, Spain.
Men Behaving Badly
How ‘MIB3’ nearly turned into a disaster movie.
Julie Taymor Roars
The Broadway director is back with a vengeance.
Miracle On Ice
The NHL’s unobtrusive comeback.
Men In Black's Breakout Star
Who Is Michael Stuhlbarg?
Summer: ‘I Knew I Would Be Great’
See Newsweek's 1979 cover featuring the disco queen, who died Thursday, and read about her extraordinary rise.
Rebranding the webslinger for 2012.
The Sorrow Beneath the Sea
Imagine a world without whales and sharks, where jellyfish rule. It's already happening, says biologist Callum Roberts in 'The Ocean of Life.'
Coming (Eventually) to America
Why 'The Avengers' debuted overseas.
Hemingway’s Fiery Rival
War reporter Martha Gellhorn finally gets her due.
How Roy Lichtenstein pioneered our clip-art world. By Blake Gopnik.
Rebranding the webslinger for 2012.
Ridley Scott: My Warrior Women
Ridley Scott on directing kick-ass leading ladies.
The Dictator’s Demands
What Sacha Baron Cohen’s alter ego watches.
A Henchman Comes Clean
In the chilly 'Memories of a Dirty War', Cláudio Guerra recalls his days in Brazil's military dictatorship. By Mac Margolis.
Luxury Living in Manhattan
‘Wellness real estate’ for the green 1 percent.
The City: Los Angeles
Laila Lalami discovers a metropolis at once foreign and familiar.
Mary J. Blige’s Film Debut in Rock of Ages
She's picking up the mic yet again--but this time Mary J. Blige is onstage with '80s classics in the new musical Rock of Ages.
Colin Comes Clean
Colin Powell reflects on lessons from the battlefield, including the mistakes of the Iraq War and the crimes at Abu Ghraib.
James Earl Jones’s Favorite Mistake
On going toe-to-toe for Shakespeare.
For World’s Best Restaurants, Look to Asia
Forget Noma—the most spectacular food is eastward.
What Ryan Seacrest's Future Means for Television
The hardest-working man on the airwaves.
A Tea Grows In Bangladesh
How organic transformed a community.
A Gift for the Gothic
Tim Burton’s latest is an ode to a ’60s soap opera.
Laughing It Up with Johnny
Why sitting on Carson’s couch was every comic’s dream.
Hilary Mantel is back with a macabre chapter in her Tudor trilogy. She tells Robert McCrum about her life's many ‘disasters.’
Why Our Obesity Crisis Is Getting Worse
It's time to change the way we think about fat.
Bring on the Bhangra!
Indian dance isn’t just for weddings anymore. Sarina Jain has exported it to the fitness center—and the masses.
The rise of birthing suites and newborn couture.
Hilary Mantel’s Book Bag
The English writer, author of the new Tudor novel 'Bring Up the Bodies,' shares her five favorite historical fictions with Newsweek.
It's time to face the facts on expensive medical treatments.
Tim Parks, the author of 'Teach Us to Sit Still,' on Italy's 'unlovely and frenetic' business capital—and its cappuccino breaks.
'You're 21, Not 6'
'Friday Night Lights' author Buzz Bissinger comes to terms with a son who can never grow up in his new book, 'Father's Day.'
Dan Rather’s White Whale
The man once called ‘the face of CBS News’ is still battling his old network. Lloyd Grove on the anchorman’s autobiography.
Baby, You Can Drive My Car
Pulitzer winner Paul Ingrassia's cruising history looks at how sheet metal helped to shape an era. By Tony Dokoupil.