Tech & Science
This Week's Edition
'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.
The Other Andy Warhol
Forget Campbell's Soup and Marilyn—the Warhol that matters is the freak who sold out to TV.
Jonah Hill Throws a Curveball
The comedian drops his stoner act and embraces his nerdy side in ‘Moneyball.’
'It Just Takes One Madman'
Pedro Almodóvar turns the preposterous into the sublime.
NoViolet Bulawayo looks back on a transitional time for Zimbabwe.
The Sixth Beatle?
George Harrison was liberated by rock and roll. Turns out Martin Scorsese was too.
Architecture's Rising Diva
At a splashy show in Philadelphia, Zaha Hadid is exciting eyes and teasing minds.
CBS Chief Bets Rep on ... Ashton?
Spotlight is on Les Moonves as a revamped ‘Two and a Half Men’ premieres.
Bill O’Reilly’s Civil War
The Fox host thinks America is in dire straits—and what it needs is a history lesson.
The New Faces of Islam
They're proud Muslims, they're top models, and now they're changing our ideal of beauty. By Robin Givhan.
Alec Baldwin reveals why he loves his girlfriend but hates one barista.
Firebrand for Peace
Along with two other women, The Daily Beast's Leymah Gbowee won the Nobel Peace Prize Friday for her activism against violence in Liberia.
The City: Dublin
Roddy Doyle listens to the banter and the gab of Ireland’s chatty capital.
Sarah’s Nosy Neighbor
Joe McGinniss' gossipy new book has riled the Palins—and rallied her fans.
Why Won't Playboy Die?
Thoughts on Hugh Hefner's creepy resilience and NBC's new drama, 'The Playboy Club.' By Nora Ephron.
Jackie’s Enduring Mystique
The Jackie Kennedy interview tapes reveal too much about a private couple—and show us what we’ve lost in the age of the tell-all. By Susan Cheever.
The City: Tuscany
Leslie Marmon Silko travels to Tuscany and walks the ramparts of history.
Interview: Alice Waters
The organic-foods doyenne spoke about slow food, school lunches, and McDonald's.
Pearl Jam Bares All
Twenty years after their breakout album, the band stars in a great rock doc.
The Moneyball Manager
Baseball brainiac Billy Beane is being played by Brad Pitt on the big screen.
Carrie Fisher on George Lucas
Carrie Fisher on how George Lucas stole her identity.
How to Live Like Kate Middleton
Tips on how to satisfy your inner royal from the Duchess of Cambridge.
Texting Makes U Stupid
The U.S. is producing civilizational illiterates. How will they compete against America’s global rivals?
Last Days of ‘All My Children’
Daytime TV’s iconic soap signs off Sept. 23. Creator Agnes Nixon talks to Maria Elena Fernandez.
And This Year’s Host Is…
'Glee's' Jane Lynch, whose new memoir, 'Happy Accidents,' is in stores now.
Sex & Style In the Newsroom
‘The Hour’ is being called the British ‘Mad Men,’ with one big difference: fashion anyone can wear.
Franca Sozzani has shocked the fashion world— and made a fortune in the process.
The Arab World’s ‘Dallas’
Turkish Soap operas are sweeping the Middle East and luring viewers with scandalous storylines.
Michael Moore, Triumphant?
The filmmaker talks about the vitriol he faced after 9/11, and why he thinks the last decade has proved him right.
The Poet Of Sept. 11
As a fellow survivor of history’s nightmares, Polish writer Adam Zagajewski spoke to a traumatized nation.
Disappearing Before Our Eyes
German painter Gerhard Richter tackles the hardest subject: that which no longer exists.
Afghanistan: The Prequel
A new book explains why the 1979 Soviet invasion happened and describes what the war did to the invaders.