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Eight Things You Don't Know About Ted Cruz
He’s okay with vampire squids but hates squishes
Nice Invisibility Cloak!
The CIA has a new top spy guy, but they won’t tell you who he is. We will...
Open and Shut Case
A former Republican congressman and John Boehner ally decries his party's antics
The cost of dismantling Syria’s poison arsenal
What They Don’t Teach You at Oxford
Stephen Hawking’s five easy steps for making yourself a genius
Car Thieves Sink the Titanic
How Grand Theft Auto ran over the entertainment industry
The Woman Who Knows the NSA’s Secrets
Trawling for needles in the data haystack
RT: @Twitter: "We’re Rich." #IPO
Here’s who makes out when the 140-character social network goes public
To Live and Die in Damascus
Famine, junk food, weight gain, shisha smoking, and trouble with the in-laws in Syria’s war-torn capital
BlackBerry was in trouble—and then Fairfax Holdings stepped in.
The Comeback Queen
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has deftly used domestic and international crises to turn her declining popularity around.
A Menace for Good
Hall-of-famer Brendan Shanahan punishes those who target the head.
A First for Germany
Senegalese-born Karamba Diaby just won a seat in Parliament in a historic election.
Colorado’s Unsung Heroes
Wayne Shoemaker is one of thousands who came to the aid of flood victims earlier this month.
The American who prosecuted a notorious African war criminal for a decade.
An Uncensored Candidate
Steve Lonegan is a very conservative politician in a pretty liberal state, but at least you can’t accuse him of pandering.
The Money’s on Her
At the Fed, Summers is out. Is Yellen in?
The Man Who Broke the Internet
With a widely watched video stunt, Jimmy Kimmel raked in the ratings. But some say the television host damaged YouTube’s credibility in the process.
Kingmaker in the Making
A Democratic Iowa congressman could inherit one of the nation’s heavier mantles when Senator Harkin retires next year.
A Tall Order
The sky isn’t the limit for an architect building the world’s first invisible skyscraper.
From Porn to Politics
Adult film star Michael Lucas wades into the debate over gay rights in Russia.
The Internal Diplomat
Keeping the peace between a president and his cabinet takes talent.
Moderate or Loyalist?
Shelley Moore Capito is likely to be the next senator from West Virginia—if her own party doesn’t get in the way.
Sex. Booze. Money.
A distiller with dreams goes into business with Playboy.
From Jezebel to Gray Lady
The founder of an attitudinal website lands a book column at a venerable newspaper. Is old media the new new?
A Pioneering Maestra
Marin Alsop is changing the face of classical conducting.
The Next Food Frontier
Welcome to Alma, the most famous unknown restaurant in America.
The Italian Idol
Forget about age, baldness, or any lines on his face—actor Toni Servillo is adored, admired, and desired.
The unpredictable Tom Coburn surprises Washington yet again.