And why we never learn from the last bubble
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Henry Blodget explains why Wall Street always blows it; Caitlin Flanagan on the appeal of Twilight for adolescent girls; James Fallows interviews America's Chinese banker; P.J. O'Rourke on Disney's house of the future; David Samuels profiles an ultimate fighting champion; James Parker on the strange genius of actor Jim Carrey; and much more.
Map: A visual guide to economic calamity
Disney's new, furiously unimaginative House of the Future
In the ring with Quinton Jackson: a profile of an ultimate fighter
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The spies who loved me
A street brawl in India brings down a global kidney-transplant ring.
The heartbreak of urban chicken husbandry
After 17 years in the NHL, Czech hockey star Jaromir Jagr hits the ice—and the jackpot—in Siberia.
Mozzarella’s American renaissance
New chess software makes it easier for younger players to reach the top of their game—and harder to stay there
An epochal new book argues that the events of history we think consequential and monumental are, mostly, trivia
The best of 2008
Misery and banality in a 1950s Connecticut development—rendered with anatomical precision on the page, and now coming to the screen
A guide to additional releases
Why asset bubbles are a part of the human condition that regulation can’t cure
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