Ryan Potter

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Forget Kentucky, California is the New Pilgrimage

**1. Charbay **<p><i>St. Helena</i><p>You have to drive a while and call ahead, but it’s worth it. Marko Karakasevic distills his R5 single malt using Bear Republic’s Racer 5 ale, making him one of the only guys in the game using beer you’d drink at home as the base for his booze.<p>_ 4001 Spring Mountain Rd, St. …

A Pickup Basketball Primer from Doin' It in the Park's Bobbito Garcia

One of the great things about New York in the summertime is you never have to go more than a few blocks for a game of pickup basketball. Today the big city (a breeding ground for the likes of Kareem, Dr. J, and Melo) is home to more than 700 courts, a few of which are practically hallowed ground. …

The Best Entries from Harvard’s Class of 2003 Tenth Anniversary Report, Sans Context

As a frequent employer of Harvard graduates, we at <i>Vanity Fair</i> receive alumni mail in our office from time to time. This week, we were delighted to find a thick, crimson-covered book in our mailbox: the Harvard Class of 2003 Tenth Anniversary Report. We opened it to find page after page of personal …

Photos: 11 Reasons Why It Is Very Hard to Take Justin Bieber Seriously

The world still loves Justin Bieber. It buys his albums, sobs at his concerts, waits with bated breath for shirtless Instagrams, attacks anyone on the Internet who writes ill of him, and dismisses myriad allegations about drugs, pet-monkey negligence, and other unbecoming teenage-pop-star behavior …

Exclusive: Mitt Romney’s Message to Classmate in 1965 High-School Yearbook

One Kelli Allman, a high-school friend of President Obama, shared with <i>Time</i> magazine the message a young “Barry” wrote in her high-school yearbook. Obama, whose best friend Greg accompanied Kelli to prom, calls her “extremely sweet and foxy” and suggests they keep in touch. You hear that, Kelli? He</i> …

Post-Profumo

In June 1963, the Profumo Affair—Britain’s most infamous political sex scandal—exploded. Fifty years later, as Andrew Lloyd Webber preps a musical based on the sordid saga, Cliveden House, the stately home turned hotel where the affair began, has been handsomely spruced up.<p>Just outside London, …

Summer Camp Season! Why Michael Douglas’s Liberace Is Bigger Than Life (but Also a Little HoHum) in Behind the Candelabra

Who would have thought a movie about Liberace’s sex life would be boring? No, really; and please don’t pretend you have no interest in the subject. You might well have foregone the 242 pages of <i>Behind the Candelabra: My Life with Liberace,</i> the 1988 memoir by Scott Thorson, the pianist’s former …

On Not Hating the New George W. Bush Library

When you catch your first glimpse of the boxy, red-brick-and-limestone George W. Bush Presidential Library on the campus of Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, you think it’s more modern than it is. And smaller. The façade of the building, designed by the celebrated traditionalist Robert A. …

Wolf, theologian

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The GOP's Black Friends Need More Black Friends

<i>Bishop E.W. Jackson publicity photo</i><p>The Republican Party knows it cannot continue to compete nationally if it remains the party of old white men. In …

Inside America's Dirty Wars

Anwar al-Awlaki’s youngest brother, Ammar, was nothing like him. While Anwar embraced a radical interpretation of Islam and preached jihad against …

Terrorism

Letter to 'The Nation' From a Young Radical

When I was growing up, the dinner table in my household was full of extremes. My immigrant parents encouraged intemperate arguments. Depth of …