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  • Eggs in Purgatory

    Eggs in Purgatory

    Or what to eat when you’re feeling like hell. I’m not saying that New Year’s Day has to mean you have a hangover, but after that evening of almost-enforced carousing, this dish of eggs cooked in a fiery tomato sauce can feel like heaven.
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    A Nasty Piece of Work

    A tawdry new book accuses the late Christopher Hitchens of plagiarism—and worse.
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    Can London Fashion Week Grow Up Without Selling Out?

    The last time I was in London for Fashion Week was in the spring of 2001. I was working for GQ magazine in London and blagged a few tickets off the girls who toiled upstairs on the pages of Vogue. The event struggled so badly to attract financing that shows were held in cheap and drafty tents on the lawn of the Natural History Museum in South Kensington.
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    DIY Dialysis

    In China, desperate patients are forced to innovate.
  • Italian Roast Chicken with Bell Peppers & Olives

    Italian Roast Chicken with Bell Peppers & Olives

    A roast chicken always feels celebratory; indeed, a roast chicken always is celebratory. The vibrantly colored and intensely flavored vegetables that are cooked alongside here seem only to underline this, offering their own brightness and brio, sunny in taste as well as mood.
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    The Afghan Eve

    Atiq Rahimi’s ‘The Patience Stone’ comes to the big screen.
  • Side Effects

    What a Pill

    How do you escape the mind’s ‘poisonous fog bank’?
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    Watch No Evil

    India is earning a reputation for overzealous film censorship.
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    The Hunt for a King

    Dan Jones on how old-fashioned maps and the latest DNA tests proved the bones were Richard III’s.
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    Victim Or Monster?

    The truth about Richard III is not to be found in Shakespeare, says Harold Bloom.
  • Prabal Gurung

    Suddenly Prabal

    With fans from Hollywood to the White House, a fashion darling hits his stride. By Isabel Wilkinson.
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    The Return of Ruthless Richard

    A brutal king comes back to life in a frenzy of forensic romance. Simon Schama looks back at the strongman Richard III.
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    Fifty Shades Of Rooney

    In Hollywood—land of a million pretty young things—Rooney Mara has directors lining up to capture her icy demeanor and her inner fire.
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    The $55,000 Backpack

    L.A.’s coolest new boutique rolls out art-world collaborations, starting with Damien Hirst.
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    ‘War’ at the Bolshoi

    The Russian dance company's artistic director has his theories for who burned him in a horrific acid attack.
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    Al Gore mispredicts our future by misunderstanding our present. By Jagdish Bhagwati.
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    Who’s a Jew?

    Israeli novelist Amos Oz and his daughter define Jewishness today. By Fania Oz-Salzberger.
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    Sundance Gets Steamy!

    BDSM, orgies, porn, ménages à quatres, and more. What is up with Park City this year? By Marlow Stern.
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    The Many Manilas

    Miguel Syjuco reflects on the tangled capital of the Philippines.
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    Yours Ever, Plum

    The letters—and life—of P.G. Wodehouse, even if he claimed to 'ignore real life altogether.' Reviewed by Christopher Buckley.
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    Goodbye, Liz!

    Tina Fey’s iconic ‘30 Rock’ sings its swan song.
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    Tickling Our Minds

    Adam Phillips will make you think differently. Robert McCrum profiles the psychologist and literary critic.
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    All That Jazz

    Hong Kong-born chanteuse Karen Mok is ready to take the West by storm.
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    Clean or Green?

    The u.s. centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently launched the One and Only Campaign, an endeavor aimed not—as the name might suggest—at promoting marital monogamy, but ­rather at reducing the improper reuse of certain medical devices. By its estimate, well over 100,000 Americans in the last decade have been exposed to infections such as hepatitis and HIV because of unsafe injections, such as reused needles or vials of medicine that have been dipped into more than once. These exposures have resulted in dozens of increasingly well-publicized outbreaks, such as the 21 cases of hepatitis C spread from one dialysis center in New Jersey. Indeed, the CDC now has a website to keep the public informed of the latest trouble.
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    Colm Toibin’s Dublin

    For the past 40 years the novelist has lived in one city. He talks to Henry Krempels about the literary birthplace of Oscar Wilde and James Joyce.
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    The Monster Metropolis

    William Dalrymple, the acclaimed history and travel author, writes about the messy megacity that he calls home.
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    Dublin’s Literary Hot Spots

    The city has nurtured writers from Samuel Beckett to Seamus Heaney. Here are the places where you can follow their footsteps.