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Pixel Perfect

Pascal Dangin’s virtual reality.<p>For a charity auction a few years back, the photographer Patrick Demarchelier donated a private portrait session. The lot sold, for a hundred and fifty thousand dollars, to the wife of a very rich man. It was her wish to pose on the couple’s yacht. “I call her, I …

11 of 2014’s Most Epic Dessert Mashups

We’ve talked about the hot fashion collabs that were released in time for the holiday season, but we’ve got one more sweet collaboration worth chatting about with your friends. Yep, we’re talking hybrid sweets — two pastries that tied the knot to create a super-hybrid food you won’t find in your …

Dessert

If you can’t choose wisely, choose randomly – Michael Schulson

<i>We could start with birds, or we could start with Greeks. Each option has advantages.</i><i><br>Let’s flip a coin. Heads and it’s the Greeks, tails and it’s the</i> …

Central Africa

The Down And Dirty History Of TMZ

How a lawyer from the San Fernando Valley created a gossip empire and transformed himself into the most feared man in Hollywood, all by breaking a few long-held rules and, as rumor has it, lording over a notorious vault full of secrets.<p>For just $53, you can purchase a guaranteed front-of-the-bus …

Journalism

How Secret Societies Stay Hidden on the Internet

Inside the surreal recruitment process of a legendary club—or something like it—at New York University<p>It all started with a Facebook message from a dead guy.<p>His name was Ernest Howard Crosby and his profile picture showed an old-time portrait of a man in a dapper vest sporting a bushy Civil War …

The Crooked Ladder

The criminal’s guide to upward mobility.<p>In 1964, the anthropologist Francis Ianni was introduced to a man in a congressional waiting room. His name was Philip Alcamo. People called him Uncle Phil, and he was, in the words of the person who made the introduction, “a business leader from New York …

Comcast Confessions: why the cable guy is always late

The recording of the “Comcast Rep from Hell” has now been listened to more than 5 million times, sparking a conversation about the largest player in the nation’s cable industry. That debate is a timely one: Comcast is in the process of acquiring the second-largest cable provider, Time Warner Cable, …