Magazine Issue
January 23 2017
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Conversation
What you said about ... BOTOX FOR EVERYTHING Alexandra Sifferlin’s Jan. 16 cover story about the many medicinal uses of Botox spurred readers to share a variety of personal experiences. On Facebook, some wrote that they have used the drug—which is m
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Russia, a Dossier of Rumors and a President-Elect
WASHINGTON HAS LONG BEEN A CITY fueled by gossip, innuendo and backbiting, much of it anonymous and some of it completely fabricated. But rarely does such material ever get inserted into formal documents. And there may be no precedent for a report co
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Ticker
Ex-soldier kills five at Florida airport A 26-year-old Army veteran fatally shot five people and wounded at least six others near a baggage-claim area in Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Esteban Santiago served in Iraq with the Natio
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Six Months in, Is Britain’s Theresa May Bungling Brexit?
TARA JOHN/LONDON THERESA MAY PASSED HER SIXTH month as Prime Minister on Jan. 13 as the defining issue of her term—Britain’s withdrawal from the E.U.—nears a crisis point. The resignation of a key civil servant on Jan. 3 was the latest blow to a Bre
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A Year Later, Flint Still Can’t Drink the Water
JOSH SANBURN FOR THE RESIDENTS OF FLINT, MICH., THE burden of the ongoing water crisis can be measured in weight. Few outside of Vehicle City can tell you how much a 24-pack of bottled water weighs. But in Flint, they can recite it from memory: 26½
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The Death of Iran’s Ultimate Political Insider Gives Hard-Liners an Edge
TO SAY ALI AKBAR HASHEMI RAFSANJANI INSPIRED mixed emotions is to begin to understand Iran. The power broker, who died on Jan. 8 at age 82, reflected the contradictions that define the Islamic Republic. Rafsanjani was both revolutionary and evolution
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Movie Stars and the Perils of the Podium
THE DASHING 19TH CENTURY POET Percy Shelley once referred to artists such as himself as “the unacknowledged legislators of the world.” The notion that artists have a special platform—and a pressing duty—to shape public policy has never been far from
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How Stressing out Can Help You Succeed
JASON PACED THE CORRIDOR OUTSIDE THE boardroom before his presentation. He could hear his pulse in his ears, and his mouth was dry. The last time he felt like this, he told himself to relax, but it didn’t work. So this time, he tried something differ
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Trump’s New World Order Puts Nation Over Globe
IN THE WEST, ELITES ARE UNDER ATTACK. AS MANY OF THE world’s most influential political and business leaders gather in Davos, Switzerland, from Jan. 17 to Jan. 20, they will surely discuss, in public and private, how much things have changed since th
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Life At 1600
It’s one thing to be elected President of the U.S. Learning how to do the job usually takes longer
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The House as a Home
WHEN PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA WAS first introduced to the residence staff at the White House—the approximately 100 maids, butlers, chefs, florists and ushers who make it tick—he had a look of surprise on his face. Like most people, he never realized ho
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Dear Sasha And Malia ...
MALIA AND SASHA, EIGHT YEARS AGO on a cold November day, we greeted you on the steps of the White House. We saw both the light and wariness in your eyes as you gazed at your new home. We left our jobs in Baltimore and New York early and traveled to W
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Trump Learned Lessons About Reality TV That the Apprentice Hasn’t
WHO NEEDS REALITY TV WHEN reality itself gives us so many narrative twists? That’s the question NBC, in bringing back its Celebrity Apprentice franchise with new host Arnold Schwarzenegger, seems not to have considered. The show’s previous host, Dona
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One Man, Many Wives, Full House
LILY ROTHMAN WHEN A GROUP OF SALT LAKE CITY women drew national media coverage in the 1870s for speaking out in support of what they called plural marriage, the idea of polygamy wasn’t the only thing that shocked observers. Some wondered how women w
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Paterson Sings the Poetry of Everyday Life in the City
JIM JARMUSCH’S PATERSON—THE director’s 13th film and also possibly his finest—is a joyous picture. But it’s also brushed with melancholic shadows that cling. Its jokes are of the gently whirring variety. That only adds to the picture’s haiku-like bea
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How Andrew Garfield Learned to Suffer Like the Saints
MARTIN SCORSESE’S LATEST MOVIE, SILENCE, defies easy summarization. Says the director: “It’s hard to talk about, because the questions are so profound and so basic that it sounds pretentious: What is existence? Who are we? What is the human condition
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Downcast Brits Brew up a Quiet Storm
Maura Johnston BRITISH GROUP THE XX WERE PEGGED as miserablists when they broke through in the late 2000s. Their beat-heavy mood music was clearly influenced by soul but was best heard on rainy afternoons behind closed doors. That blend worked remar
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Rap’s Middle-Aged Everymen Return, Trash Talk in Tow
JAMIESON COX WHEN HIP-HOP VETERANS JAIME “El-P” Meline and Michael “Killer Mike” Render came together to record their first mixtape as Run the Jewels, they weren’t expecting much out of the side project beyond fraternal fun. “When I started this ban
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Klaus Schwab
The founder and executive chair of the World Economic Forum explains how society can have an identity crisis—and what a Precariat is