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How to Pick a Lock With a Paper Clip | The Art of Manliness

So you know how to pick a lock with a tension wrench and rake. This is an incredibly useful skill, which will allow you to get in your house if you …

Dolphins season opener could be delayed

The Miami Dolphins open next Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Miami. It’s the first home opener to start the season for Miami in three …

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Trending Now: 5 Ways to Make a Home Office Work for You

The term “home office” is kind of misleading. It suggests that the room is all about being an extension of a day at the office. Though that can be a …

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

The Top Five Albums of the 90's

The nineties saw the comeback of distorted guitars hanging on the knees, long-haired bands, hard rock riffs and pessimistic lyrics. It was called …

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Explore Mount Everest With This Breathtaking 360-Degree Experience

Climbing Mount Everest is not something the average traveler will get the thrill to experience. Summiting the world's tallest mountain pushes the …

Putin’s Dragon

Is the ruler of Chechnya out of control?<p>The center of Grozny, the capital of the Russian republic of Chechnya, is unrecognizable to anyone who saw it during the country’s two most recent wars against Russia. The First Chechen War, which began in 1994, was a war of nationalist resistance—Chechnya …

Glenn Frey: An Oral History

Ambitious Midwestern kid learns to play guitar, moves to California and strikes gold with a rock & roll band: In many ways, that was the basic tale …

The Long Haul: One Year of Solitude on America's Highways

Late October '14<p>I woke up driving an eighteen-wheeler 60 miles per hour through a field east of Amarillo, Texas. My partner was screaming as he bounced around in the back; he had just woken up, too. Everything in the truck rattled and shook. Baggage rained down on me from the upper bunk. The view a …

Mr. Show Rides Again: Bob Odenkirk and David Cross Re-unite for New Netflix Sketch Series

Bob Odenkirk and David Cross were ahead of their time with their 90s Python-esque cult comedy. With a new Odenkirk-and-Cross collaboration premiering on Netflix, George Gurley looks back—and ahead—at the duo’s comic exploits.<p>Other than Sunset Boulevard traffic and Bob Dylan, the only sound inside …

How Pope Francis Became the People’s Pontiff

As Pope Francis arrives in the U.S.—to speak before Congress, visit Ground Zero, and address the U.N.—his inner circle talks to Paul Elie about why he is so different, so compelling, and so beloved.<p>Two summers ago my friend Agustín, an Argentinean graduate student on pilgrimage in Rome, filed into …

Why Biden Would Be a Serious Contender

The <i>Times</i> report that Vice-President Joe Biden is seriously considering entering the 2016 Presidential race isn’t exactly news. He's been mulling such a move for at least a couple of years. “It’s as likely I run as I don’t run,” Biden said on the talk show “The View” in February, 2014. In an …

Epic Yearlong Space Mission Documented in Time Magazine Web Series

On July 8, Time magazine posted the first two episodes in a 10-part documentary Web series following NASA astronaut Scott Kelly's unprecedented …

What’s the Difference Between 2.4 and 5-Ghz Wi-Fi (and Which Should I Use)?

If you’re looking at replacing your old router—maybe even upgrading from your ISP’s combined modem/router unit—you may come across terms like “dual …

Meet The Weather Underground’s Bomb Guru

In an excerpt from his new book about 60s-era radicalism Vanity Fair special correspondent Bryan Burrough delves into the disastrous Village townhouse explosion caused by the Weather Underground, and introduces the man who became the group’s “bomb guru” in its wake.<p>Ever since 9/11, the threat of …

Everything You Need to Know About Flying Virgin Galactic

More than 700 people have paid up to $250,000 for a ride on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic. Can he guarantee a safe landing?<p><b>I. The Unthinkable</b><p>Commercial passenger service to space is a difficult proposition. To succeed, it has to contend with the pull of gravity, violent rocket-propelled …

Dinesh D’Souza’s Life After Conviction

Once a wunderkind of the conservative elite, Dinesh D’Souza has made a fortune with increasingly wild-eyed books and documentaries, including one about Obama’s “rage.” Now serving time for campaign-finance fraud, D’Souza says he is being punished for his beliefs.<p>It was seven P.M., and Dinesh …

The Epic Story of Orson Welles’s Unfinished Masterpiece

The Other Side of the Wind was going to be Orson Welles’s comeback, perhaps even topping Citizen Kane—but to this day, it remains unfinished (though that may change soon). In an adaptation from a new book about the 45-year struggle to make the film, Josh Karp reveals why Welles’s last movie is the …

How PTSD Became a Problem Far Beyond the Battlefield

Though only 10 percent of American forces see combat, the U.S. military now has the highest rate of post-traumatic stress disorder in its history. Sebastian Junger investigates.<p>The first time I experienced what I now understand to be post-traumatic stress disorder, I was in a subway station in New …

The Last Hope of the Great White Shark?

Nothing livens up a slow day of fishing like a tsunami warning.<p>On April 1, 2014, the <i>Ocearch</i>, a 126-foot vessel rigged to capture large sharks alive, was anchored near Alejandro Selkirk Island, a small piece of land about 500 miles off the Chilean coast. Twenty-five people were on board, among them …

Inside Elon Musk’s $1.4 billion score

<b>By Peter Elkind</b><p>Photos by Winni Wintermeyer for Fortune<p>November 14, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT<p><b>The crazy, real-life story of how the CEO of electric-car maker</b> …

Angela’s Assets

She may be the world’s most powerful woman, but German chancellor Angela Merkel has governed with the utmost caution—one of several contradictions that make her an enigma at home and abroad. After a year that forced Merkel into confrontations with Putin and Obama, Maureen Orth explores how a once …

Could the Secret Service Have Saved J.F.K.?

As the agents who guard the president come under renewed scrutiny, VF.com revisits the entrenched culture of the Secret Service a half century ago and reexamines the actions of John F. Kennedy’s security detail on that fateful day in Dallas.<p>They are the most examined few seconds in American history.<p>…

Get ready for 'Drone Nation'

We’re taking the drone out for a spin. It’s a sun-drenched Friday in Indianapolis’s Broad Ripple neighborhood, and though it’s late afternoon the …

The Ride of His Life

After an epic drama of destruction and redemption—worthy of, say, a Marvel super-hero—Robert Downey Jr. is figuring out what he’s learned. Exhibit A, in theaters this month: The Judge, the debut feature from the production company Downey has started with his wife, Susan. At the Malibu home he …

The Human Factor

Airline pilots were once the heroes of the skies. Today, in the quest for safety, airplanes are meant to largely fly themselves. Which is why the 2009 crash of Air France Flight 447, which killed 228 people, remains so perplexing and significant. William Langewiesche explores how a series of small …