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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.
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    Fall’s Big Reads

    From Salman Rushdie’s years in hiding to Tom Wolfe’s first novel in eight years, Newsweek picks 15 must-have books.
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    A Writer Unravels

    David Foster Wallace was propped up by his friend Jonathan Franzen and bowled over by his infatuation with poet Mary Karr.
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    Abdo Khal on a maternal metropolis that’s nurturing—and coveted.
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    A Café for the Ages

    A symbol of continuity and perseverance, a Swiss patisserie in Cairo has served nobility and revolutionaries coffee and cakes.
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    10 Wonders of Istanbul

    Enjoy cocktails by one of history’s most important waterways and take in the magnificent sunsets of Turkey’s ancient metropolis.
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    Buenos Aires for Lovers

    Stroll down the iconic Avenida Corrientes or grab a table at Borges’s old haunt in the romantic Argentine capital.
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    10 Rustic Rome Spots

    Descend into history at the Basilica of San Clemente and enjoy the best coffee in the city.
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    10 Mexico City Delights

    Choose from a 62-page menu at a famous teahouse, hop a man-powered boat in Xochimilco’s canals, or stroll in the world’s second-largest city square.
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    Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago

    Climb the Willis Tower, laugh at the nation’s premier improv club, and grab fresh greens on the North Side.
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    10 Ways to Savor Sydney

    Take in the sweeping views of Australia’s most famous harbor, check out the sharks at the local aquarium, and more.
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    An Intimate Look at Beijing

    Bargain hard at a frenzied open-air market, taste the world’s most succulent duck, and venture into the Forbidden City.
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    The Best of Bangkok

    From knockoff goods to a 15-meter Buddha to a vibrant Chinatown, Thailand’s capital is a haven for tourists.
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    The Venice of Egypt

    As the country struggles to boost tourism after the arab spring, all eyes are on the thriving resort of El Gouna.
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    On the Coast of Crimea

    The onetime haunt of Tsarist aristocrats and fearsome Tatars still has plenty of old-world charm.
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    What the Dickens!

    This year’s Dickens bicentennial has inspired countless comparisons. Jimmy So looks around to find the Dickens of the world.
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    Novelist Kyung-sook Shin on the constancy of mountains in a city where you can't expect a landmark to be there a year from now.
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    Readers’ Best Olympic Photos

    We asked readers to submit their favorite photos they took at the 2012 Olympic games. Here are the best submissions so far.
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    Vidal’s Spidery Glee

    Simon Schama says the provocateur brilliantly skewered our self-deceptions, though his irony developed a frosty rime at its bitter edge.
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    My San Francisco Love Affair

    From the Golden Gate bridge to Chinatown, Sloane Crosley reflects on falling in love with San Francisco – and the California dream.
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    Snoop Let the Dogg Out

    The bestselling rap artist, né Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. and formerly known as Snoop Dogg, has changed his name yet again, officially becoming Snoop Lion last week at a press conference in a Jamaican restaurant in Manhattan. With the switch comes a whole new identity—as a reggae singer—and a coordinated media push, including a new album and a documentary about the Dogg’s ascent to the top of the animal kingdom.
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    Don’t Miss the Khvanchkara!

    Georgian wines—including Stalin’s favorite red—are making a comeback after a Russian embargo dried up business.
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    Newsweek's Foodie Awards

    We asked 53 top chefs to compile the finest, oddest, most memorable dining hotspots in the world from Australia to Monaco. Browse the delicious list.
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    Best Eats: Europe

    Meaty Spanish treats, a Swedish locavore, and deep-fried polenta.
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    Héctor Abad on a corner of Colombia where light battles darkness.
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    ‘Goosebumps’ Forever

    Twenty years and 350 million copies later, R.L. Stine tells Marlow Stern he's not 'a training bra for Stephen King.'