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Days of Our Refugee Lives
Coming soon to a radio near you: a soap set in a refugee camp in Jordan.
'The Imitation Game' Sparks a New Wave of Code-Breakers
The maths department at Manchester University is flooded with entrants for its code-breaking competition
Axis of Easel: Churchill and Hitler's Painting Duel
Churchill and Hitler are continuing their titanic duel through their works of art.
Live and Onstage, the Supremes!
After making theater from Fitzgerald, Faulkner and Andy Kaufman, New York’s Elevator Repair Service is on the top court’s case.
Our Favorite Books of 2014: Newsweek Staff Picks
Though far from exhaustive, this twenty-book list is a small glimpse at the books we read and loved in 2014.
Meet the Real Stoics Taking Psychology Back to the 3rd Century BC
Zeno, Epictetus, Seneca and Marcus Aurelius, the great Stoic philosophers of the classical world, are back in vogue
Eight-Man Football: The Biggest, And Only, Game in Town
Two small Nevada schools with vastly different kids are saving lives one tackle at a time
The Playboy and the Prayer Wheel
Nicky Vreeland went from a privileged life of high fashion to becoming a Tibetan monastery’s first Western abbot.
Telling the Story of Buddy Bolden, the Man Who 'Invented Jazz'
A billionaire’s dream to tell the story of Buddy Bolden, the New Orleans legend who "invented jazz," is finally coming true.
The People Who Perform the Internet
Making theater, or at least comedy, out of virtual detritus.
Jimmy Page: Whole Lotta Zep-Love
Guitarist extraordinaire Jimmy Page on session work, Howlin’ Wolf and plans to perform next year.
Atul Gawande: The Smiling Angel of a Happy Death
Despite physical decline, people can be most content towards the end of their lives, says this year’s BBC Reith Lecturer
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.
Moving Heathen and Earth
Murder, betrayal and an explosive sex scandal in America’s early days.
My Rejuvenating Killing Spree
A non-gamer answers the siren’s call of Duty.
99 Problems But a Pitch Ain’t One
Speechless brings improv to Silicon Valley; PowerPoint may never be the same.
The Man Who Showed the World
Chicago lands a prize with the only U.S. showing of a major David Bowie exhibit.
Tock of the Town
New watch manufacturers in America are turning back the hands of time.
The 'Delectable' Eurostar Turns 20 in Style
The train, now 20 years old, has brought French speed and glamour to Britain’s tracks, revolutionising staid rail travel
Russian Women Bemoan a Lack of Men - and Their Money
Many powerful men dump their wives for younger models. Now Moscow’s lonely women are fighting back
The Real Gone Girl
Disney’s new daredevil diva in "Big Hero 6" could be the next Wolverine of kids animation.
Agatha Christie: The Original 'Gone Girl' and the Misleading Clues
In 1926, the crime novelist Agatha Christie disappeared for 11 days causing a media frenzy – but no one knows why
Making Cotton Candy Out of Spinach
Morgan Spurlock wants you to watch 20 short films about the economy, for fun.
Do Team Games for Employees Really Improve Productivity?
Are the vast sums that companies pay to bring workers closer together worth it?
Canada's Laval University Shows How to Do Football Right
The most dominant team in college football in America—sorry, in North America—is Laval University of Quebec City, Quebec.
YouTube Creates Its Own Celebrities - Complete With Screaming Fans
Most people over 30 would struggle to recognise them, but YouTube, with six billion hours of video per month being watched, is creating its own celebrities
Grief, Glamor and the Ubiquitous Black Dress
A new exhibit at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art traces the ritual of women’s mourning attire from the early 19th century through World War I
DIY Tattoos Make Irony Permanent
For just $40, you could have everything you need to ink yourself at home.
Kevin Pietersen's Autobiography Exposes Dark Side of English Cricket
The sport is thriving but a self-pitying autobiography has exposed its rows, feuds and obsession with money
Chincoteague is overrun by feral, swimming ponies. And it’s a wondrous thing to behold