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This Week's Edition
Sex, Lies, and Class Politics
The Profumo Affair 50 years ago inspires a hit musical
Italian Opera's Grand Finale
The opera houses that launched Verdi, Puccini and Rossini are going bust
The FBI’s Own Hostage Crisis
Robert Levinson’s family says the bureau sabotaged his release from Iran
Baby You're a Rich Man, Too
The rivalry between the Beatles and the Stones was not confined to music. Above all they wanted to get rich
Lindsey Vonn’s Uphill Battle
Will the rebuilt right knee of America’s best skier and most intriguing athlete be ready for the Winter Olympics?
South Africans Send Off Mandela With a Hallelujah Chorus of Approval
The long days of mourning and sadness have been lightened by endless singing and toyi toyi.
On the Road With Cut Copy, the Beatles of Electro-Pop
A decade ago, none of the members of Cut Copy had any musical training. Now they're turning down gigs with Gaga.
A Hard Day-Glo’s Night
On the road with Cut Copy, the Beatles of electro-pop
I Know Why the Caged Composer Sang
For more than 20 years the FBI hounded the composer of 'West Side Story' over the company he kept
North Korea is the land that time – and Mumford & Sons – forgot
Can Sotheby’s Stay in the Picture?
As a mighty wave of new billionaires crash through the art world, the fabled auction house is getting paddled by Christie’s and a guy with a hedge fund
Black MIDI Will Overload Your Brain – And Your Computer
An inside look at the frenetic music of the Internet’s geek hivemind.
The Original Wrecking Ball
Defiant and pulchritudinous, Bettie Page gave naughty a good name
Can Twitter Pass Its Test of Characters
Facebook was the last great innovation of the desktop era; Twitter is the first great innovation of the mobile era
What’s God Got to Do With It?
America is about to be invaded by agnostic and atheist evangelists
Surviving the Hemingways
Barbara Kopple’s new film goes deep into the harrowing and hopeful story of one of America’s most famous and troubled families
10 Things You Didn't Know About Lou Reed
It wasn't all a walk in the park
Where’s the Fire?
New York City’s first e-cigarette bar draws a crowd and exhales
Ginger Baker Hates You
The legendary drummer is touring (briefly), promoting a documentary (curtly) and making everyone around him miserable