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This Week's Edition
Phillip Lopate Reflects On Houston
Sings the praises of a city peculiar, lonesome, Texan.
Don't Let Chaos Get You Down
You aren’t depressed; our brains just aren’t equipped for 21st-century life.
My Favorite Mistake
Jeremy Irons on lighting up next to Princess Diana.
Versace on A Budget
The queen of Italy’s blingiest fashion house takes her creations to H&M. Times have changed.
The Worst of the Madoff Crimes
A new book tells how the felon’s son killed himself—with his child in the next room.
Message in a Qvevri
Vintners are clamoring for an ancient vessel that makes pure wines. Just don’t call it an Amphora.
The City: Sydney
Thomas Keneally lives in a former penal colony turned graceful harbor metropolis.
'I'm Not Always Consistent, But I'm Always Right'
Meet Norman Stone: Turkey’s staunchest defender.
The King of Cool
In honor of the legendary Steve McQueen, a few of his favorite things.
My Explosive Pal, Hunter S. Thompson
Johnny Depp on how he played with shotguns, built bombs—and found his mentor’s voice.
Kal Penn's Excellent Adventure
Fresh from the White House, Obama’s champion is back in a new stoner comedy.
The Shoe That Nearly Ended Me
Manolo Blahnik on the shoe that almost ended his career.
The Wounds of Katrina
My trip home to heal a racially charged disaster.
Best. Deal. Ever.
The untold story of Condi’s Peace-Process Anguish.
My Starry Nights With Sue
Mengers was more than just a Hollywood agent. And she threw the best parties in town.
Florence's Dark Side of Fame
Florence and the Machine’s frontwoman talks to Jesse Ellison about sacrifices and her recent break-up.
Paris on the Plate
Adam Gopnik pens a love letter to France’s influence on how we taste and talk about food.
The Shakespeare Shakedown
The new film ‘Anonymous’ says the Bard was a fraud. Don’t buy it.
Blood in the Holy City
A sweeping new history of Jerusalem tells its tortured story.
From ‘Frasier’ to Filthy
Kelsey Grammer embraces his dark side as a seedy Chicago mayor. How much drama can he handle?
Fashion's Arab Spring
Sexy, hip Haider Ackermann is turning fashion into art.
Propofol: Michael Jackson's Killer
His doctor said it helped Michael Jackson sleep, but propofol is far more powerful.
Charles Johnson Reflects On Seattle
Charles Johnson ruminates on his drizzly, laid-back Northwest home.
Tell Me You Love Me
How the inventive and improvised 'Like Crazy' became fall's sweetest romance.
Lars Ulrich on Saying No to Quentin Tarantino
Metallica’s Lars Ulrich on saying no to Quentin Tarantino.
From Tess to Trishna
British director Michael Winterbottom takes Hardy’s classic novel into modern-day India.
The City: Gjirokastër
Ismail Kadare is haunted by the medieval Albanian city of his youth.
Oz the Wizard
A consummate Sabra’s latest work explores small-town life—with a distinctly Israeli backdrop.
Pixar Gave Steve Jobs His Mojo Back
Ousted from Apple, Jobs looked to moviemaking for salvation—and nearly bankrupted himself in the process.
Gulls’ Eggs and Lichen
Since El Bulli’s closing, the food world has shifted its gaze to Sweden’s youngest and most remote star chef.
A Chief's Gradual Decline
Though he repeatedly asserted he was in good health, Jobs’s physical deterioration was increasingly evident.
'Hi. It’s Steve.'
Aaron Sorkin on an unforgettable phone call.
What Jobs Taught Me
Stay hungry. Stay foolish. Take risks. And whatever you do, don’t be afraid to fall.
The Clasp of Civilizations
A subversive reimagining of three European masterpieces.
The First Love of Jobs’s Life
Laurene Powell Jobs is warm, funny, socially engaged, and intensely private. Meet the apple of the great genius’s eye.
Inventory of Opulence
An exhibition at New York’s Met reveals divine details, and the identity of premodern India’s master painters.
The Pixar Touch
Other studios caught up to the 3-D tech—but never the storytelling.
Interview: Steve Inskeep
The NPR 'Morning Edition' host talks about Pakistan and why some people might find him annoying.
Is Violence Finished?
In our era of wars, genocide, and terrorism, Steven Pinker says we’re more peaceful than ever.
Come On in, the Water’s Fine
Never mind the beheadings, the kidnappings, the mass graves. Mexico wants its tourists back.
Colin Thubron on Istanbul
Colin Thubron reflects on a place where empires flourish and crumble.
In Tough Times, Invest in the Classics
For the price of a power boat, you can own a great work of art—and it’s safer than the stock market.
Here’s to Many More...
Couturiers celebrate their anniversaries with new creations.
Oktoberfest is here. Throughout the country and around the world, where does the beer flow most freely?
Jose Andres on Getting Fired From El Bulli
Chef José Andrés on getting kicked out of the kitchen.
Master of Malice
Frank Langella is back as a lying, cheating scoundrel—and loves it.
Bigger than Coelho?
Brazil’s star preacher is the country’s new best-selling author of fuzzy, feel-good spirituality.
Color and Chaos in Paris at Fashion Week
Balenciaga’s splashy spring collection brightens a day of surprises.
You Got Your Sperm Where?
Meet a 'donorsexual' on the web—and he'll service you anywhere. Plus, key moments in insemination history. By Tony Dokoupil.
China's 'Red' Restaurants
An edgy new trend in Chinese dining turns the Cultural Revolution into dinner theater.
Jeffrey Eugenides talks about his new novel, 'The Marriage Plot,' its parallels with his own life, and sexual politics.
Islam’s Pixie Provocateur
Irshad Manji is challenging Muslims to “drop the groupthink” and follow their consciences.
'God, It's Got to Stop'
One man’s quest to end gang violence in America.
Anna Netrebko cleaned toilets as a student to make ends meet. Now she is a diva to die for.
The Comedy of Cancer
Seth Rogen and Will Reiser turned a real-life diagnosis into the quietly hilarious new film ‘50/50.’
Prophet of Outrage
How an obscure pamphlet by a former resistance fighter inspired Europe’s grassroots protesters.