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  • December 2011

    Our fraught alliance with Pakistan, Walmart's impact on China, Oprah's misunderstood appeal, and more

  • October 2011

    How the NCAA is exploiting players, Russia's Silicon Valley, political sex scandals, and more

  • September 2011

    Don Peck on the sinking middle class, James Fallows on the crackdown in China, P.J. O'Rourke on Gaudi, new fiction by Amy Waldman, and more

  • Fiction 2011

    Note: We will be posting this issue in installments through July 27, 2011.

  • July/August 2011

    The annual ideas issue, the trouble with good parents, the case for alternative medicine, and more

  • May 2011

    How inspiration becomes art, Stephen King's new fiction story, why Malcolm X lives on in Barack Obama, the joy of not cooking, more

  • April 2011

    Why the new media isn't so bad, the secret fears of the super-rich, sympathy for Tiger Moms, and more

  • March 2011

    Why machines can never beat the human mind, how skyscrapers can save the city, Justin Bieber's teenybop perfection, and more

  • January/February 2011

    Why the new global ruling class is leaving you behind, how porn is—and isn't—changing sex for women, the new physics of tennis, and more

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Juice Cleanses: The Worst Diet

A doctor tries the ever-popular Master Cleanse. Sort of.

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Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

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What If Emoji Lived Among Us?

A whimsical ad imagines what life would be like if emoji were real.

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Living Alone on a Sailboat

"If you think I'm a dirtbag, then you don't understand the lifestyle."

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The Future of Iced Coffee

Are artisan businesses like Blue Bottle doomed to fail when they go mainstream?

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