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The Next DayDavid Bowie’s excellent new album is a return to his high '70s form without being a retread.
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Free SamplesIs De La Soul’s long fight to release its music digitally finally over—or just beginning?
The Music Club
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The Self-Made Man
The story of America’s most pliable, pernicious, irrepressible myth.
The GOP Senate Candidate in Iowa Doesn’t Want Voters to Know Just How Conservative She Really Is
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Does Your Child Have “Sluggish Cognitive Tempo”? Or Is That Just a Disorder Made Up to Scare You?
Naomi Klein Is Wrong
Multinational corporations are doing more than governments to halt climate change.
Naomi Klein Is Wrong Multinational corporations are doing more than governments to halt climate change.
The Strange History of Wives Gazing at Their Husbands in Political Ads
Transparent is the fall’s only great new show.
Lena Dunham, the Book
More shtick than honesty in Not That Kind of Girl.
Mad About Modi Why the controversial Indian prime minister drew 19,000 cheering fans to Madison Square Garden.
Thrashed Florida State’s new president is underqualified and mistrusted. But here’s how he can turn it around.
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