Not Even a Beauty Queen Is Safe From Honduras’s Epidemic of Violence

Even Honduras's superstar beauty queen isn't safe from the violence that plagues the Central American country. María José Alvarado, who was crowned Miss Honduras in ...


Vladimir Putin Is the Che Guevara of the Exhausted Muscleman Set

On Monday, Mickey Rourke, the former wrestler, actor, and muscleman,  bought a Vladimir Putin T-shirt at a mall in Moscow: When asked for a comment ...

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Exclusive: President Frank Underwood Wants a Seat at the Security Council. Is Anyone Brave Enough to Say No?

President Frank Underwood, the ruthless, scheming protagonist of the Netflix series House of Cards, murdered his way to the Oval Office. What will he have ...


The Mogul Takes Manhattan

NEW YORK — Lunch at Central Park's Loeb Boathouse is an elegant affair, popular among well-heeled tourists and alumni networking associations for its lakeside view ...


France Is Not Impressed with Thomas Piketty

PARIS — That Capital in the Twenty-First Century book those Américains have been making such a fuss about? It's "red tape Marxism," sniffed French economist ...

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The Limits of Mandopop

Everyone in Taiwan seems to have an opinion about the island's controversial trade agreement with mainland China, which would open up Taiwan to further mainland ...


The Great and Magical Gabo

Few contemporary writers and none from Latin America could match the scope of his influence or the radical inventiveness of his imagination. Affectionately called "Gabo," ...

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Things I didn’t know: Chevy Chase’s grandfather was a hero of Midway

I learned the other day that Miles Browning, one of the heroes of the battle of Midway, is the grandfather of the comedian Chevy Chase. ...


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The Rocketeer

Every generation or so, a visionary comes along and completely revolutionizes an industry, even an entire economy. Henry Ford and Thomas Edison are two who ...

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

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