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The Closeted Columnist
“The Columnist”—a poignant tale of a powerful journalist long forgotten.
My Kool Acid test
LSD is freedom, SSRIs are security. A former addict’s trip down memory lane.
Mad Men’s Inglorious Past
Did they really smoke that much? A Newsweek secretary-turned-Washington correspondent says the on-screen sexism, drinking, and smoking capture the office culture of the early ’60s.
A Brand Called Damien Hirst
Damien Hirst repackages Warhol for our times and sells himself. By Blake Gopnik.
One Too Many
Vodka, gin, shaken, or stirred: The “Mad Men” generation ruled the world—even after a four- martini lunch.
How Obama Caved On Israel
The president sacrificed his ideals and misplayed his hand. How Bibi got the better of Barack. By Peter Beinart.
Fading From the Frame
It is 2 a.m. and I am alone in the dark with her again.
The City: Karachi
Kamila Shamsie on a wondrous and terrifying metropolis.
Nina Jacobson's 'Hunger' Gamble
After Disney gave her the pink slip, she got her revenge. Now she sits on a $1 billion franchise.
Rachel Maddow’s Favorite Mistake
Rachel Maddow on being outed—by her college newspaper.
The Evolution of Kiefer
With ‘24’ and a bad-boy past behind him, Sutherland is finally at peace.
A Nation of Willy Lomans
With a stellar cast and economic struggles ripped from today’s headlines, Mike Nichols’s revival of ‘Death of a Salesman’ is Broadway’s hottest ticket.
Aretha Franklin's Favorite Mistake
Aretha Franklin on why choosing her inauguration headwear is her favorite mistake.
Scandal's New Heroines
This trio is keeping politicians’ secrets—and breaking ground at the same time.
You may not like it, but Maria Shriver is giving Ahhnold a second chance.
The Power of Evita
Patriot and feminist, beloved and despised. Elena Roger takes on the polarizing First Lady of Argentina in a new Broadway revival.
Beirut's Transformative Power
Ahlem Mosteghanemi on a Lebanese city of passion—and books.
Sarah Palin's Revenge
She rose fast, flamed out—then got mad. David Frum on HBO's 'Game Change'—and how Sarah Palin stirred a revolt against Obama's America.
The Mogul Strikes Back
Harvey Weinstein was an unstoppable hit maker with hundreds of Oscar nominations under his belt. Then it looked as if he'd blown it. Peggy Noonan on how he bulldozed his way back to the top.
The Most Dangerous Publisher
Barney Rosset, the man who brought Miller's 'Tropic of Cancer' to America, died on Tuesday. Here is Louisa Thomas’s profile from 2008.
How pregnancy transforms the brain.
Go to Vieques, Get Off Grid
Brand-new ultramodern hideaways in the Caribbean are catering to the eco-friendly elite.
Bridge: The Favorite Game of America's High Rollers
The private passion of America’s high rollers.
The New Science of Feelings
Is your emotional style getting you down? Research finds the neural basis of your responses to life-and how you can change them.
The Last Indochinese City
Lawrence Osborne reflects on Cambodia’s haunted and sensual capital.
The Young Putin
The story of the once and future ruler of Russia.
Disney's $250 Million Folly
‘John Carter’ may be the next ‘Waterworld.’
No Arabs Allowed
Jerusalem’s favorite football team has hiring policies reminiscent of Apartheid and Jim Crow.
Shahs and the City
They’re rich, Persian, and getting their own show. Meet the cast trying to change how Americans think about Iranians.
Wolfgang Puck's Favorite Mistake
Wolfgang Puck on getting drunk off a botched birthday cake.
Why Fans Hate WAGs Like Gisele
Losing streaks, bungled plays, men off their game. The athletes fumble—and the wives are blamed.
The Smartest Guy in the Room
A look into the rise of a card-counting mastermind by the name of Dr. Edward Thorp.
Carlos Saldanha on reconnecting with the hidden quarter of his youth.
Tom Friedman On the Run
Tom Friedman was once the art world’s golden boy. Can he claw his way back?
The Hardest-Working Jazz Star
No TV, no texting—and she goes to bed on time. It's no wonder Esperanza Spalding rules the jazz world.
Why Can't These Girls Stop Twitching?
Some 20 high-school girls are now afflicted in upstate New York. The media circus is making it worse.
Artists vs. the Brotherhood
Egypt’s revolution left painters shaking off decades of censorship, but will provocative art still be suppressed?
America’s Smartest Lunch
At the Santa Fe Institute, America’s greatest minds break bread over big ideas.
Linsational or Overhyped?
Buzz Bissinger says Jeremy Lin’s four brilliant games don’t make him a legend.
Michael Kors’s Disastrous Bodysuits for Men
The designer on the dangers of snappy underwear.
The City: Lusaka
Alexandra Fuller on the ‘restless hum’ of a booming African city.
The CFDA Turns 50
In a new exhibit, fashion designers pick their most iconic contributions to American culture. By Robin Givhan.
Dude Is a Rock Star
Gustavo Dudamel is the Elvis of the orchestra world. He's bridging the generation gap—and saving classical music.
An Ode to ‘Good Eats’
TV’s smartest chef, Alton Brown, is ending his blockbuster show after more than a decade.
Fortune Cookies Invade China
Straight from a suburban shopping mall, American ‘Chinese’ food is coming to the mainland.
A Dickens For Our Times
The novelist made masterpieces out of modern cruelties.
Les Enfants du Paradis
What makes French people such great parents?
The Master of His Domain
Reality shows, comedy films, self-help books—is there anything Kevin Smith can’t do?
10 Most Anticipated Super Bowl Ads
The Daily Beast previews the commercials Super Bowl XLVI watchers are most looking forward to.
Super Bowl’s Most Effective Ads
The Daily Beast lists the most effective Super Bowl ads, from Betty White’s Snickers turn to Budweiser.
Super Bowl’s Least Effective Ads
Here are the least effective Super Bowl ads, courtesy of Dandelion, Hyundai, and Emerald Nuts.
Sundancing With the Stars
Marlow Stern and Chris Lee highlight the best of the fest.
What a Zoo, Drew
She rescues whales in Big Miracle, out Feb. 3. Here, Drew Barrymore chooses her favorite movies with beastly stars.
Ahdaf Soueif pens a love letter to Egypt’s capital after years of silence.
The Queen And Her Subjects
Who else but Madonna can identify with scorned royalty? Trying her hand as director of a lush period piece, she is candid about everything from Lady Gaga to her wayward marriage.
They raise chickens. They knit. Now a new generation of urban parents is even teaching their own kids.