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This Is What Every Introvert Craves In A Relationship

By Bianca Sparacino,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/2gsh4QC<p>We crave your time. We crave you in the quiet of a Sunday afternoon, in the thunder of a …

7 Powerful Addiction Quotes To Inspire You In Your Recovery

By Marisa Donnelly,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/2yvnLWr<p><i>Addiction and addiction recovery are topics I’m very passionate about. In losing people to</i> …

How a Fatal Frat Hazing Became Penn State’s Latest Campus Crisis

Still reeling from the Sandusky scandal, the university has a new outrage on its hands: members of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity have been charged after the February death of sophomore pledge Tim Piazza. As 14 frat brothers face trial for the horrifying events of that night, an investigation into …

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Everything You Need To Know Before 'Mad Men' Returns

"Mad Men" returns for its final seven episodes on Sunday night. The first half of Season 7 was a difficult climb back to the top for Don, and a lot happened along the way. There was Bert Cooper's death (and beautiful musical send-off) in the mid-season finale, the moon landing and even Michael …

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This Is Why Poor People's Bad Decisions Make Perfect Sense

There's no way to structure this coherently. They are random observations that might help explain the mental processes. But often, I think that we look at the academic problems of poverty and have no idea of the <i>why.</i> We know the what and the how, and we can see systemic problems, but it's rare to …

Since Living Alone

<i>by Durga Chew-Bose</i><p><b>1.</b> <br>I learned last summer that if you place a banana and an unripe avocado inside a paper bag, the avocado would — as if spooned to …

Free Joan Didion

<i>by Haley Mlotek</i><p>All human life is subject to trends, or maybe the more accurate term is “patterns,” but the more I look, the more annoyed I become; …

Media coverage of Charlie Hebdo and the Baga massacre: a study in contrasts

Consider two tragic events that took place last week.<p>A small cell of Islamic terrorists attacked cartoonists at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo …

Barbarian myths: why Channel Seven's 'lost tribe' story matters

Early this month, the Federal Court rejected Channel Seven’s appeal against an Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA) ruling that its …

Europe must drop austerity and end Greece's pain to save euro

Greece is again making headlines, and markets are concerned the euro crisis is back.<p>Actually, the crisis never left. It is just that for a little …

Charlie Hebdo editors double down on their principles in first issue since attacks

The latest edition of Charlie Hebdo is nothing out of the ordinary. Today’s response to the attack on its offices on January 7 is precisely what sets …

The European exemplar

No-one doubts that Europe, or more specifically the European Union, has got more than its fair share of problems. Even before home-grown jihadists …

Speech in France is not so free as Section 18C critics would have it

Recent commentary about the so-called “French” idea of free speech is fuelling confusion and misinformation in the debate about Section 18C of the …

Understanding Muhammad: we need a more informed approach

In any terrorist attack by Muslim extremists perpetrated in the name of Islam – such as the recent Charlie Hebdo atrocity – discussions about the …

The Chaos Company

Wherever governments can’t—or won’t—maintain order, from oil fields in Africa to airports in Britain and nuclear facilities in America, the London-based “global security” behemoth G4S has been filling the void. It is the world’s third-largest private-sector employer and commands a force three times …

A Fundamental Fight

When Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa, or death sentence, on Salman Rushdie for writing The Satanic Verses, 25 years ago, the novel became more than literature. Talking to Rushdie and those who stood beside him—Ian McEwan, Martin Amis, E. L. Doctorow, and others—Paul Elie assesses the …

A(nother) Study in Scarlett

Despite her screen-goddess superpowers—that voice (Her), those eyes (Under the Skin, out this month), the action-ready body (Captain America: The Winter Soldier)—Scarlett Johansson can also play real, talking to Lili Anolik about her recent endorsement controversy, her foxy French fiancé, and her …

The Snowden Saga: A Shadowland of Secrets and Light

Whether hero or traitor, former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is the most important whistle-blower of modern times, one whose disclosures will reverberate for decades to come. With extensive input from Snowden himself, Suzanna Andrews, Bryan Burrough, and Sarah Ellison have the …

Clare, in Love and War

What Clare Boothe Luce wanted, Clare Boothe Luce got: a man, a seat in Congress, an ambassadorship. A literary star in her own right, she had become half of America’s premier power couple when the Time-empire founder Henry Luce left his wife to marry her in 1935. But, reveals Sylvia Jukes Morris, …

To Capture Claridge’s

A glittering mainstay of the British establishment, Claridge’s was an irresistible trophy for two self-made Irish tycoons, Derek Quinlan and Patrick McKillen, who formed a partnership to buy the London hotel a decade ago. Their triumph was brief. Rocked by the 2008 crash and targeted by a pair of …

Nixon Unbound

Though Richard Nixon’s reign was cut short by the Watergate scandal, his first term was on many fronts a triumph. In an adaptation from their new book, which draws on 3,700 hours of Nixon’s White House tapes, two historians reveal the 37th president as crisis manager, geopolitical strategist, and …

Becoming an Agnelli

When she married the dashing Italian industrialist Gianni Agnelli, in 1953, Marella Agnelli entered a very different world from the conservative, aristocratic circles of her youth, a life of streamlined yachts, fast cars, and glamorous parties. In an adaptation from her memoir, she recalls the …

Hell in the Hot Zone

As the Ebola epidemic rages, two questions have emerged: How did the deadly virus escape detection for three months? And why has a massive international effort failed to contain it? Traveling to Meliandou, a remote Guinean village and the likely home of Patient Zero, Jeffrey E. Stern tracks the …

In a Bookstore in Paris

Perhaps the most famous independent bookstore in the world, Shakespeare and Company can feel like something of a literary utopia, where money takes a backseat and generations of writers—Allen Ginsberg, Henry Miller, Anaïs Nin, William Styron, Martin Amis, Zadie Smith, Dave Eggers, among others—have …

The 50th Anniversary of New York’s Most Sensational Jewel Heist

Jack Murphy, a.k.a., “Murf the Surf,” and Allan Kuhn speak on their involvement in stealing priceless gems from the American Museum of Natural History—and the roles John D. MacArthur, Eva Gabor, and Nora Ephron had in getting them back.<p>They are old men now in their 70s, two robbers who were famous …

Man and Uber Man

Uber, Travis Kalanick’s smartphone-based car service, has been valued at $18.2 billion, but its C.E.O. still spends a lot of his time on the warpath. His enemies include the taxi industry, regulators around the world, his rivals, and even, on occasion, his customers.<p>Every now and then, when he’s …

Woman of the Year

She’s a newlywed mother of six, a superstar with little trace of the diva, a woman who bears witness to the terrible things people do even as she continues to celebrate the human spirit. Whether advocating for refugees or directing the forthcoming World War II survival epic, Unbroken, Angelina …

The Big Fabulous

At 21, leaving her modeling career and a volatile affair behind in New York, Anjelica Huston arrived in Los Angeles in March 1973—and almost immediately fell in love with Jack Nicholson. In an adaptation from the second volume of her memoirs, she recalls their years together; her Oscar-winning role …