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This Week's Edition
Renting a Goat From Amazon
The online retailer is now renting out ruminants.
Matthew Weiner on the Last Season of 'Mad Men' and Don Draper's Terrible Year
As Mad Men nears its conclusion, creator Matthew Weiner reflects on his self-destructive hero and the dangers of being a man alone.
Inside The Most Running-Obsessed Nation on Earth
Of the world’s 100 fastest marathon runners, only six are not from Africa - five are from Japan.
The Fine Art of Stopping a Bullet
Meet the Virginia retailer who dresses the real James Bonds.
Ensuring Your Child's Driver’s License Isn't a License to Kill
For most parents, a car for their children means both freedom and fear. But a kid and four wheels can make for a deadly combination.
The Real Reasons So Many People in Rich Countries Need State Handouts
The author of a new study travels the globe to find out if benefits actually make people poorer.
You’re 100 Percent Wrong About Math Scores
American schools don’t suck because of STEM classes; they suck because nobody learns how to write.
Romain Duris Copes With Grief by Cross-Dressing as the Dead in 'The New Girlfriend'
Is our society really as permissive as we think? French director Francois Ozon tells a twisted fairytale of human sexuality.
Nicholas Megalis Goes 'Mega Weird'
The 26-year-old Vine star has penned an illustrated memoir that’s part 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding,' part 'Beavis and Butt-head.'
Taking a Victory Lap With Run the Jewels
Of hip-hop, Stephen Hawking and strip clubs.
How the Amanda Knox Media Circus Forgot the Murder Victim
An Italian court will soon decide whether to confirm Knox's conviction and 28-year sentence.
Machine Gun America Is Exactly What It Sounds Like
Just seven miles from the Magic Kingdom, you can play real shoot-’em-up games.
Newsweeks Past: Women in Revolt
The New Feminists were taking to the streets of America 45 years ago, shaking off the shackles of gender stereotypes and calling for equality.
You’re 100 Percent Wrong About: Privacy
Break your gadgets if you want to keep Facebook, Twitter and Google from handing over your information.
T.C. Boyle's Retreat Into California's Redwoods
Boyle’s new novel, "The Harder They Come," plays out violently amidst the thick redwood forests of far northern California.
Forget Whisky, Scots Are Producing a New Tipple: Tea
The Wee Tea Company is competing against mighty India and huge China in an industry they know all too well.
Hanya Yanagihara Does It Her Way
Hanya Yanagihara is one of America’s most exciting young novelists, in large part because she refuses to hew to convention.
James Corden Hopes To Keep You Up Late Late
With a varied career that has spanned success on the stage as well as television, Corden, 36, may be better equipped for the role than many Americans realize.
Behind the Music Behind the Music: 'Wrecking Crew' Played Pop's Biggest Hits
"The Wrecking Crew," a documentary about the studio musicians who played for Elvis, Sinatra, the Byrds and other bands, shines the spotlight on the price (and benefits) of obscurity.
The Guerrilla Art of the Yarn Bomb Goes Natural
How to improve on Mother Nature? Blow it up with a yarn bomb.
After Robin Williams’s Suicide, Brian Copeland Revives His Show About Depression
Comedian Brian Copeland decided not to kill himself and made a one-man play about the experience; then things got funny.
Director Neill Blomkamp Wants to Break Your Heart With Sweet, Gun-Toting Robot Chappie
For a movie that deals with consciousness, artificial intelligence and the forces of evil, Chappie doesn’t take itself too seriously.
Cue Aston Martins and Parachutes as Bond Causes a Stir in Rome
Filming for Spectre has started in the streets of Rome, and the eternal city has been seduced.
Meet the Chicago Teen Behind ‘On Fleek’
Brands and celebrities are claiming the viral phrase, but a Chicago-area high schooler named Kayla Newman deserves credit.
The Swiss-Chinese Ski School for a New Set of Tourists
Alpine beauty, luxury shopping and now Mandarin-speaking instructors are attracting big spenders in droves.
Exclusive Pictures of Russia and Britain at War in the Crimea
A show of pioneering war photos from 1855 gives a glimpse of pain, fear and the haunted face of a doomed young lord
Chinese Artist Xu Bing's Book Without Borders
The award-winning contemporary artist has created a book that speakers of any language can "read."
Exposing the Doubt-Mongers Trying to Convince You Climate Change Isn’t Real
The documentary "Merchants of Doubt" looks at folks who claimed cigarettes were safe and are now focused on climate change.
A Shooter’s Chance
Tyler Harvey has a really, really hard time believing he’s the nations’ top scorer heading into March Madness.
The Bad News About Good News
The happy-fication of digital journalism is so cute. And so dangerous.