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Ariel Levy

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The Last Gentleman

George Trow’s Within the Context of No Context was a brilliant, scary vision of a cultural end-time. Then, having described it, he lived it, spiraling into madness.

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The Perfect Wife

How Edith Windsor fell in love, got married, and won a landmark case for gay marriage.

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Basta Bunga Bunga

On Silvio Berlusconi’s hedonism.

Berlusconi is Italy’s waning Hugh Hefner, alternately reviled and admired for his loyalty to his own appetites—except that he’s supposed to be running the country.

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Thanksgiving in Mongolia

“Before I put down my phone, I took a picture of my son. I worried that if I didn’t I would never believe he had existed.”

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Lesbian Nation

On the lesbian separatists of the 1970s, who “created a shadow society devoted to living in an alternate, penisless reality.”

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Trial by Twitter

Was justice served in Steubenville?

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The Last Gentleman

On New Yorker writer George W. S. Trow’s descent into madness.

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Chasing Dash Snow

A profile of the hard-living, cop-dodging artist Dash Snow, published two years before his death of an overdose.

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Prodigal Son

Is Mike Huckabee the GOP’s best hope in 2012? Mike Huckabee’s not so sure.