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Guns, drugs and bandidos: inside the favela too violent for Rio’s armed police

“Yeah, I want to get out,” says Ricardo, 21. Then, relaxing, he takes the hand-grenade he has been toying with on his lap and places it amid the beer bottles on the table. In Vila Aliança in Bangu, western Rio, this is not particularly unusual behaviour.<p>Outsiders rarely come to this lawless favela …

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Thai Steak Salad with Roasted Chili Mango Vinaigrette

To prep steak, whisk together marinade ingredients (the coconut milk through the chili sauce) in a large bowl. Season the steak with salt and pepper …

The Man Who Killed Osama bin Laden... Is Screwed

For the first time, the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden tells his story — speaking not just about the raid and the three shots that changed history, but about the personal aftermath for himself and his family. And the startling failure of the United States government to help its most …

The Hard Luck and Beautiful Life of Liam Neeson

Actor, ass-kicker, widower, philosophizer, big man, funny man, capable drinker of pinot noir: may we introduce to you, the man you've known for all these years<p><i>Originally published in the March issue</i><p><b>Liam Neeson and I</b> last spoke a week before I wrote this sentence. At that time, I asked him what he …

Megan Fox Saves Herself

Rather than letting her sex appeal burn her out, she is trying to contain it, channel it, make it work for her, not others. To see if that's possible. Music: "Sail to the Sun," by Wavves — New album out Spring 2013!<p><i>Published in the February 2013 issue, on sale any day now</i><p><b>Deep in</b> her house, Megan …

Easy Sweet Potato and Pepper Hash with Eggs

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>It was the morning after the first leg of my recent cross-country road trip and I woke up to aroma of cinnamon and butter wafting through the air. We'd arrived at the home of Stella Parks (aka BraveTart) in …

That's What They'd Like You To Believe

<b>It seems that</b> the CIA has decided to come just a little bit cleaner on Area 51.<p>Much of the material was already known to Area 51 aficionados. "Nearly all of the newly released information is already in my books," British author Chris Pocock said in a commentary distributed by the National Security …