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This Week's Edition
The People Who Perform the Internet
Making theater, or at least comedy, out of virtual detritus.
Watercolor Painting by Adolf Hitler Sells for $161,000
A scene depicting an old town hall believed to be by the Nazi dictator sold at auction Saturday in Nuremberg.
Jimmy Page: Whole Lotta Zep-Love
Guitarist extraordinaire Jimmy Page on session work, Howlin’ Wolf and plans to perform next year.
A Less Stupid Cupid
Online dating is a mess, but be patient: Data know better.
Private Pain, Shared Grief: A Day For Those Left Behind After Suicide
Saturday marks the 16th International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, a day first designated by Senator Harry Reid.
A Very Brief History of Idiots Banning Winnie the Pooh
"It doesn’t wear underpants because it doesn’t have a sex," a Polish official says of Winnie the Pooh.
An Interview With the Woman Behind the #Shirtgate Shirt
Elly Prizeman made the shirt seen ’round the world. What does she think about #Shirtgate?
Newsweek's 1966 Profile of Mike Nichols: Director as Star
The celebrated director, who died on Wednesday, spoke to Newsweek in 1966 about success and feeling like a fraud
Video: Bill Cosby Asks AP to Edit Out Rape Allegations
"There's no comment about that," Cosby says when asked about the multiplying allegations against him
Award-Winning American Director Mike Nichols Dies at 83
Mike Nichols, a nine-time Tony Award winner on Broadway and the Oscar-winning director of films such as "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," "The Graduate" and "Carnal Knowledge," died on Wednesday at age 83.
Phil Klay Nabs Fiction Prize at National Book Awards
Louise Glück, Evan Osnos and Jacqueline Woodson were also winners at the National Book Foundation’s annual awards.
Saudi Arabian Morality Police Battle Beauty Pageant
Only one pageant has been allowed in Saudi Arabia: Miss Beautiful Morals.
Bases Loaded, Memoir on Third
Mo’ne Davis, 13, the first female pitcher to win a Little League World Series game, is writing a memoir.
West Africa Benefit Concert Comes to New York
Manhattan is getting a benefit concert to raise money for West Africa, where the death toll from Ebola now exceeds 5,000 and the epidemic is said to be “nowhere near over.”
Double Take: Broadway’s ‘Side Show’ Is a Freakish Romp
Film director Bill Condon, of ‘Gods and Monsters’ fame, continues pop culture’s rekindled interest in the circus freak shows of yore.
God Damn You, Mr. Rosewater
Jon Stewart’s new film, Rosewater, explores the horror and humor in the saga of a Newsweek reporter jailed and tortured in Iran.
Photos: 'The Michael Jacksons' is a Thrilling Study of Impersonators, Tribute Artists Honoring the King of Pop
Photographer Lorena Turner studies the performers uncovering new meanings in Jackson's work through tributes, impersonations and performance art.
The Columbine Shooters, Downstage Center
A new play draws from the shooters’ journals, letters and home videos to try to spur discussion about school violence. Some Columbine families are furious.
The Man Who Would Be King: The Movie
Jeremiah Heaton claimed an African “kingdom” for his daughter this summer. Up next: a Disney movie.
Q&A: The True Strife Behind 'Into the Wild'
Carine McCandless’s memoir tells the story of a childhood marred by domestic violence—and ended by her brother’s tragic death in the Alaskan wilderness.
My Rejuvenating Killing Spree
A non-gamer answers the siren’s call of Duty.
Joni Mitchell Marks Her 71st Birthday With a Film, a Ballet and a Conversation
The singer-songwriter celebrates her life and work with a blowout at Los Angeles’ Hammer Museum.
From Russia With Ratings
A new PBS documentary recalls a time when America’s biggest threat was also its biggest attraction.
Read the Reporting Behind “Rosewater”
The film by first-time director Jon Stewart, released Friday, tells the story of Newsweek correspondent Maziar Bahari’s imprisonment in Iran, which he wrote about for the magazine upon his release.
Heart of the Country
By channeling two of America’s great populist poets, Whitman and Springsteen, the novelist Richard Ford finds beauty and mystery everywhere—even New Jersey.
A Chat with Two Taylor Swifts. (Not That Taylor Swift)
"It could be worse," one Taylor Swift tells us. "It could be Lindsay Lohan."
Jon Stewart, Newsweek and 'Mr. Rosewater'
Jon Stewart’s first film as a director tells the story of a former Newsweek correspondent held captive in Iran and his sweet-smelling tormentor.
Here’s Michael Bloomberg Wearing a Wrap Dress
We humbly invite the ex-mayor to pose again on the cover of our magazine modeling the retro fashion accessory of his choice.
How Reid Wiseman Tweeted Through His Space Mission
An American flight engineer who landed back on Earth in Kazakhstan Monday documented his months-long journey on social media.