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This Week's Edition
8 Seminal Albums No One Bought
Off the charts, into the bargain bin and soaring toward immortality
Dressing Down For Halloween With Comedian Judy Gold
“It’s fun to be someone else. Who the hell wants to be yourself?”
Why the 'Sports Illustrated’ Swimsuit Issue Still Matters
Sex has always sold and always will, even if looking at barely-there-bikini-clad beauties now seems a little last-century.
Ladies Lock and Load Stylishly in Time for Holiday Season
Dallas-based Designer Concealed Carry aim to meet women's haute couture holstering needs.
Banksy’s Great Disappearing Act
The graffiti artist’s greatest feat may be his ability to remain anonymous.
Pet Costumes Are Halloween's Newest Cash Cow
22 million Americans plan to dress up their pets this Halloween.
Digital Dystopia: On Dave Eggers’s 'The Circle'
The author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius makes a powerful argument in The Circle for turning off your iPhone and going for a walk.
'On The Front Line' Celebrates the Life of Marie Colvin
New collection of the journalist's best work collects many truths about the unrest and conflict Marie Colvin spent her life chronicling.
The Full Beauty Photo Project: Big Women Bare All
Photographer Yossi Loloi focuses his lens on fullness and femininity to protest discrimination
Checking in with Susan Miller, Who Saw October Coming
Astrologer Susan Miller’s warnings about a dire October freaked out her rabid following when the shutdown hit. So what’s next?
The Selfie As Art? One Gallery Thinks So
There may be an art to taking the selfie, but is the selfie itself art? This week, we have a reason to believe it might be.
Discover the Placenta Print, at Your Peril
STFU Parents features anonymous examples of parental TMI in such categories as "Bathroom Behavior and "MommyJacking."
Yes, W.H. Auden Can Change Your Life
Auden gets the how-to treatment in a new appreciation.
The Return of César Baldaccini
From November to late January, one of New York City's toniest galleries will present "César," a two dozen-work show billed as the first U.S. exhibition devoted to César Baldaccini in half a century.
Delia Ephron's "Sister Mother Husband Dog (etc.)"
In her new book, Ephron talks about accidentally converting to Christianity (twice), the horrors of online shopping and the need for a technology that lets us call our missing keys.
Street Art's New Class War
Are there still blue-collar taggers out there? Doubtlessly there are, scrawling whatever “real graffiti” may be. But their space is being threatened.
Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch Neither Sings Nor Flies
At almost 800 pages, The Goldfinch is Donna Tartt's longest book yet and almost certainly her least mature one, showing a regression from The Secret History in almost every way in which a novel can be judged.
How to Make a Crime Show Without All Those Pesky Cops
Despite the fact that Americans have their issues with lawyers and police officers, they're all we want to watch on TV.
Pawdicures Are Exactly What They Sound Like
Business partners behind Dog Fashion Spa launch nail-care line for dogs with non-toxic ingredients
Ashley Madison Woos Wall Street
As a site serving adulterers booms, big financial firms start circling
Ziggy Stardust’s bedside reading
David Bowie's 100 must-reads
Marcella Hazan’s Perfect Ragù Recipe
Bolognese sauce as it was meant to taste
Why do some voices turn us on?
Gatsby Before He Was Great
What Fitzgerald’s first version reveals about the great American dreamer.
A boutique hotel offers an escape from the din of the Las Vegas Strip.
Can Humans Survive?
Five mass extinctions have nearly wiped out life on earth. As Annalee Newitz writes in her new book, the sixth is coming.
Still a Country Girl
Novelist Edna O’Brien reveals her wild life in her new memoir. By Edward Platt.
Bring on the Punk!
The Metropolitan Museum of Art celebrates the punk movement -- and its influence on current fashion.
Do the Tonys care about originality?