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My Favorite Mistake: Marina Abramović
On her ill-fated attempt to look like Brigitte Bardot.
Manchester United’s IPO is no winner.
Aaron Sorkin’s chatty idealists invade cable TV.
‘I’m A Professional Refugee’
Lawrence Durrell envisioned our postmodern world.
Scott Turow reflects on Chicago
Scott Turow on a uniquely American city striving to be second to none.
Woody Allen’s Black Magic
The legendary filmmaker returns to his old obsessions-sexual avarice and megalomaniacal control.
The newly crowned Tony winner relives her mortifying wardrobe malfunction.
Because It Is Bitter
How bitters became the cocktail flavor of the moment.
Soweto’s Stand-Up Son
Can Trevor Noah’s comedy cross the Atlantic?
Muse, Kingmaker, Queen
The woman who inspired Paris’s legendary artists.
We Want What You Have
In his sweeping new novel, ‘Capital,’ John Lanchester delivers the London of the rich and precarious. He speaks to Craig Taylor.
The Culture Queen
Queen Elizabeth II is used constantly as a pop-culture icon—but not always kindly. By Tom Shone.
Go Toward the Light
A Scottish designer freezes flight and “materializes” emotions.
The Pillow As Companion
A cure for loneliness from a couple of romantics.
A trio of Dutchmen aims to create, and sell, the impossible.
Your Home Will Look Like This
Cutting-edge designers from six countries give us a glimpse of the future today.
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.