Richard Florida on how the crash will reshape America; Paul Elie on the Archbishop of Canterbury; Corby Kummer on cupcakes; Mark Bowden on rebuilding the Air Force; Christopher Hitchens on Samuel Johnson; Michael Hirschorn on the cheese-ification of network TV; and much more.
Incarceration exacts a terrible toll on New Orleans
What today’s veterans can learn from tales of the Trojan War
Why Japan’s young consumers are turning away from luxury goods
On the foreclosure beat in San Bernardino
Michael Pettis is a finance pundit by day, a Beijing rock impresario by (very late) night.
New Orleans still has a way of making you feel as if you’ve been tippling, even when you’re stone sober.
The quest for pure drinking water in an imperfect world
Three books on three couturiers who rank among the greatest America has produced
A new status anxiety is infecting affluent hipdom
A new book dissects Dr. Johnson’s pathologies and despair.
Dopes on a rope; northern lights; exhuming Fleming; classless etiquette; and more
The cancer drug Herceptin saved the author’s life. It also cost ,000. Would health-care reform put it, and other expensive new drugs, out of reach?
What does Guitar Hero’s popularity mean for the future of rock and roll?
Why the networks are surrendering prime time to Jay Leno and the Lord of the Dance
Eat this magazine, and other advice