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4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some way at some point, …

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The Thin End of the Whip

The life of Catherine Robbe-Grillet makes Fifty Shades of Grey look like a Disney movie. In 1951, she became the mistress of the writer—and accomplished sadist—Alain Robbe-Grillet, whom she later married. Today, an 83-year-old widow, she is France’s most famous dominatrix. Visiting the 17th-century …

Recipe For Scandal

One of London’s most glittering marriages—that of foodie goddess Nigella Lawson to advertising mogul Charles Saatchi—combusted after a paparazzo snapped Saatchi apparently throttling his wife over lunch. With the tabloids feasting on the ensuing divorce, things got even uglier, thanks to testimony …

The Thriller at Vuitton

A year after Nicolas Ghesquière’s reign ended at Balenciaga, the news that he would succeed Marc Jacobs as Louis Vuitton’s creative director touched off a rare hullabaloo in the fashion world: What daring! What a triumph! In his first interview since the announcement, the 42-year-old designer tells …

The Devil and the Art Dealer

It was the greatest art theft in history: 650,000 works looted from Europe by the Nazis, many of which were never recovered. But last November the world learned that German authorities had found a trove of 1,280 paintings, drawings, and prints worth more than a billion dollars in the Munich …

Too Rich, Too Thin, Too Tall?

Ever taller, ever thinner, the new condo towers racing skyward in Midtown Manhattan are breaking records for everything, including price. Sold for $95 million, the 96th floor of 432 Park Avenue will be the highest residence in the Western world. As shadows creep across Central Park, Paul Goldberger …

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 …

Arthur Sulzberger’s First Interview About the Turmoil at The New York Times: “I Would Have Done It Differently”

Related A History of the Sulzberger Dynasty by Mark Bowden<p><i>A week after the firing of Jill Abramson as executive editor of</i>The New York Times*, the newspaper’s publisher, Arthur Sulzberger Jr., sat down with<i>V.F.</i>’s Sarah Ellison for an exclusive interview about the controversy. He had much to say …

It’s Tartt—But Is It Art?

No one denies that Donna Tartt has written the “It novel” of the year, a runaway best-seller that won her the Pulitzer Prize. But some of the self-appointed high priests of literary criticism—at The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and The Paris Review—are deeply dismayed by The Goldfinch …

The New Jet Age

Dubai International Airport has surpassed Heathrow as the world’s busiest global hub, while three Gulf airlines—Emirates, Qatar Airways, and Etihad—are scooping up passengers. Boarding a lavishly appointed Airbus A380 at Dubai’s $4.5 billion Terminal 3, Graham Boynton examines the tectonic shift in …

A Scandinavian-Inspired Kitchen with Hints of Japan

Not too long ago, on a quick business-ey type trip to Toronto, I made a side pilgrimage to Mjölk (one of our favorite shops ever at Remodelista). …

The Creative Class with Stefan Sagmeister

WeTransfer’s unexpectedly good “The Creative Class” series unveils its final episode, concluding<p>WeTransfer’s unexpectedly good “The Creative Class” series unveils its final episode, concluding with a brief look into the life of Stefan Sagmeister. While the name itself might not be recognizable, …

On the Red Couch with Style Icon Garance Doré

<i>The fashion industry is like a walled garden: beautiful inside, full of exotic and towering specimens holding court. Perched on a hedge you’ll find</i> …